ASSOCIATION OF THE U.S. ARMY AWARDS LOCAL PIZZA HUT®
El Paso Pizza Hut® restaurants raise over $500,000 for Wounded Warriors
Over the past five years, El Paso Pizza Hut restaurants have helped raise as well as donate over half a million dollars in support of the local Wounded Warrior Program; for this they are being honored as the Corporate Member of the Year by the Omar N. Bradley Executive Committee, a chapter of the Association of the United States Army.
Pizza Hut is honored to receive the Corporate Member of the Year Award at a banquet on Thursday, April 10th. “It is an honor receive such a distinguished award, we look forward to the continued support of our soldiers and their families. We recognize the sacrifices they all make are so great,” James Bodenstedt, owner of MUY Pizza, LLC, the local Pizza Hut franchisee.
Pizza Hut has been dedicated to this worthy cause and is excited to continue to serve and support the Wounded Warriors at Fort Bliss. By hosting weekly family events, an annual Family Fun Day, sponsoring the Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament, as well as other contributions, Pizza Hut in El Paso is excited to continue their involvement in 2014 and well beyond. “It is such an honor to be able to bring joy in any way possible to those who have given so much,” Bill Wiggins, Director of Pizza Hut Operations.
Since 2009, Pizza Hut hosts a “Family Night Out” at El Paso Pizza Hut locations for family members and children of the Warrior Transition Battalion. Each week50 soldiers and their families are treated to a great meal including Pizza Hut pizzas, award-winning wings, pastas and delicious desserts!
In addition, Pizza Hut is proud to continue to serve as the founding title sponsor to the Annual Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament for the sixth consecutive year. The 2014 tournament will be held September 18 at Butterfield Trail Golf Club. Prior to the golf tournament, members of the Warrior TransitionBattalion and their families will enjoy a Family Fun Day hosted by Pizza Hut and full of music, entertainment, games and great tasting pizza. Pizza Hut employees are honored to volunteer at this event and serve those, at least for a day, who have given so much for their country.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. To get more involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.com