Nationwide Partnership to Deliver America's Favorite Pastime to U.S. Troops Serving Overseas Through Operation Slugger

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DHL:
WHAT:       This Thursday, a special shipment of donated baseball              equipment and other sporting goods bound for U.S. troops              in Iraq and Afghanistan will be picked up at VFW Post              #1896 in Jamaica, NY by DHL. Coordinated in partnership              with Louisville Slugger, USA Cares, VFW and AUSA, the              nationwide effort seeks to boost troop morale by providing              gear for recreational activities.                The equipment is currently being collected at the VFW Post              as part of Operation Slugger, a nationwide drive to              collect more than 20 tons of "gently used" and new              sporting goods. The donated equipment will be picked up by              DHL and transported to Louisville Slugger Field in              Louisville, Ky., for a special on-field presentation on              Flag Day before heading to troops overseas.    WHO:        Major General Richard S. Colt, Commanding General of the              77th Regional Readiness Command will hand the shipment off              to DHL and be available for on-site interviews about              Operation Slugger. Deputy Commander Colonel Margrit Farmer              and Command Sergeant Kenny Hill of the 77th Regional              Readiness Command will also be in attendance. DHL              personnel involved in the initiative will also be              available for interviews.    WHEN:       DATE:  Thursday, June 9, 2005              TIME:  8:30 AM ET    WHERE:      VFW Post #1896              110-02 Merrick Blvd              Jamaica, NY 11433    CONTACT:    Please contact Ben Thompson at 917-841-4035 for further               details and directions to the site.  


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