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 * * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * *
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts: Debbie Gregory - 800-817-3777
October 31, 2006
Judi James - 800-817-3777

Because The Children Are Heroes Too!

MilitaryConnection.com is proud to join forces with the M. Scott Kerr Foundation in their worthy effort to provide a “dream weekend” for the children of fallen soldiers.  The Snowball Express will take place from December 15th through December 17th, and will benefit children who have lost a parent in Iraq or Afghanistan in the War on Terror.  We are diligently working to make dreams come true for these children who have sacrificed so much for our country.

Our goal is to make this holiday season as joyous an occasion as possible.  The children and their surviving parent or guardian will fly to Southern California courtesy of Southwest Airlines, and will stay at hotels in Orange County that have been donated by corporations such as Marriott and Ayres, among others.  Oakley World Headquarters is providing a party for the families, featuring an extreme sports show and major entertainment.  The Crystal Cathedral will be hosting a special presentation of “The Glory of Christmas”.  The weekend will end on a high note, with a full day at Disneyland/ California Adventure hosted by the Walt Disney Corporation.  

Michael Kerr, founder of Snowball Express, stated: “I am very grateful to the wonderful corporations that are helping, and to the Rotary Clubs across America.  I also appreciate the many non-profits and other organizations such as MilitaryConnection.com, Homefront America, A Million Thanks, and of course the Defense Department's America Supports You for their wonderful support and assistance.  We want to get the word out to these military families that may not be aware of the program.  This event will be the first of many to salute these very special children.”

“I cannot wait to see the smiles on the faces of these deserving children, to lighten their burden in some small way,” said Debbie Gregory, President of MilitaryConnection.com.  “We will be doing whatever we can to help make this event a reality.  I want to challenge all of the great corporate citizens of America to lend a helping hand.  We can move mountains when we work together, and we need everyone's participation,” Gregory added.

If you are the surviving spouse or guardian whose child has lost a parent in the War on Terror and wish to attend this dream weekend, please register online at www.snowballexpress.org.  If you're an individual and wish to make a donation or a corporation interested in sponsorship, please contact us at www.snowballexpress.org or click on the special banner at www.militaryconnection.com.  These children are everyone's children, and their parents were Americans serving their nation.  Please help.  Please dig deep.  They deserve no less. 

About MilitaryConnection.com: MilitaryConnection.com offers one of the most comprehensive directories of military resources and information on the web featuring over 3000 pages with over 15,000 valuable links.  The web site focuses on connecting top corporations with outstanding candidates from the military community as well providing support to many worthy military non-profits.  Military Connection is providing valuable services to this project.   See www.militaryconnection.com or contact Debbie Gregory at 800-817-3777

About M. Scott Kerr Foundation:  Michael Kerr founded this organization and the Snowball Express for the purpose of providing for the families and especially the children of fallen soldiers now and forever.  The organization's goal is to supplement and enhance services provided by the government.  Tax-exempt status is pending (EIN #20-5627830).  See  www.snowballexpress.org or contact Michael or Jeannie Kerr at 800-979-3KID.