ITASCA, Ill., Jul 12, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Midas International Corporation, one of the world's largest automotive service providers, and its Chicago-land Midas dealers are supporting the welfare of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with the sponsorship of Operation Support Our Troops - America. Local Midas franchisees will join the Chicago-based veteran support organization to kick off the annual Rockin' for the Troops fundraising concert on Saturday, July 16 at Contigny Park in Wheaton, Ill.
The 2011 Rockin' for the Troops event, to be headlined by award-winning actor Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band, will benefit military members and their families by raising funds to ship thousands of care packages to active and wounded soldiers stationed in the U.S. and overseas.
"Participating in Rockin' for the Troops is an honor for the Lt. Dan Band," said Sinise, a Chicago native and the voice of Midas' current radio commercials. "The support of America's brave men and women who fight for us every day is something near and dear to my heart, and it's great to have an organization like Midas committed to the cause."
The fundraising concert attracts more than 12,000 annual attendees and has helped Operation Support Our Troops - America send upwards of 15,000 pounds of comfort items to troops throughout the past eight years. Midas will host members of the Illinois Fallen Service for a private dinner prior to the concert.
For more information on Operation Support Our Troops - America and this year's Rockin' for the Troops concert, visit www.MidasChicago.com.
Midas International (NYSE:MDS) is one of the world's largest providers of automotive service, offering brake, maintenance, tires, exhaust, steering and suspension services at more than 2,300 franchised, licensed and company-owned Midas shops in 15 countries, including more than 1,500 in the United States and Canada. Midas also owns the SpeeDee Oil Change business, with 171 auto service centers in the United States and Mexico.
SOURCE: Midas International Corporation