BLOCKBUSTER(R) Sends U.S. Troops to the Movies
Blockbuster Inc. Teams Up with USO to Donate More Than 20,000 DVDs for Military Stationed Across the Globe.
DALLAS, Dec. 18 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Blockbuster Inc., a leader in providing in-home movie and game rentals, is once again teaming up with the USO to donate more than 20,000 DVDs for U.S. military men and women stationed around the world. The DVDs include top hits such as Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and The Bourne Ultimatum, as well as holiday classics such as It's a Wonderful Life. BLOCKBUSTER® also made sure to include something for everyone with movies from every genre including comedy, action/drama and sci-fi/horror. The USO will distribute the DVDs to more than 30 USO centers located both stateside and abroad.
"We hope the movies provide some welcome entertainment to our U.S. service men and women who are a long way from home serving our country," said Karen Raskopf, senior vice president, corporate communications, Blockbuster Inc. "This is just our way of showing our men and women in uniform that BLOCKBUSTER cares and we are thinking of them this holiday season."
BLOCKBUSTER donates movies to military personnel throughout the year, particularly during the holiday season.
"Since World War II, the USO has supported military personnel and their families around the world, helping to boost their morale and serving as the link between them and the American people," says John Hanson, senior vice president, marketing and corporate communications. "This holiday season, with the help of supporters, like BLOCKBUSTER, we continue to provide a home away from home to service men and women around the world."
Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI)(NYSE: BBI.B) is a leading global provider of in-home movie and game entertainment with more than 7,800 stores throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company may be accessed worldwide at http://www.blockbuster.com/
For more than 66 years, the USO (United Service Organizations) has been providing morale, welfare and recreational services to U.S. military personnel and their families. The USO is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of the American people to support its programs and services. The USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic Partners AT&T Inc., BAE Systems North America, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, DRS Technologies, Inc., S & K Sales Co. and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. Other corporate donors, including the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381), have joined thousands of individual donors to support the USO. For more information on the USO, please visit our Web site at http://www.uso.org/.
SOURCE: Blockbuster Inc.