PENSACOLA, Fla., - For Military Appreciation Month, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Whataburger are teaming up for a fourth year to collect donations for USO Northwest Florida. Donations will be collected during the Blue Wahoos' home games during the month of May. The USO will deliver the items directly to the troops currently serving the United States.
Fans who donate during the drive will receive a coupon for a free Whataburger. Donations can be dropped off at the entry gates.
The Blue Wahoos, Whataburger and the USO are asking for specific items during each homestand. The dates and requested items are as follows:
May 8th-12th vs. Birmingham Barons
Individually wrapped snack items such as granola bars, trail mix, peanuts, crackers, chips, etc.
May 18th-22nd vs. Mobile BayBears
Single-serve microwavable snacks such as mac and cheese, ramen noodles, ravioli, etc.
May 30th-June 3rd vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
Center supplies such as copy paper, dish soap, batteries, paper towels, etc.
All Home Games - Bottled Water and Canned Soda
Whataburger has focused on its fresh, made-to-order burgers and friendly customer service since 1950 when Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger as a small roadside burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dobson gave his restaurant a name he hoped to hear customers say every time they took a bite of his made-to-order burgers: "What a burger!" Within the first week, people lined up around the block for his 25 cent, 100 percent beef burgers served on five-inch buns. Today, the company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with more than 790 locations in 10 states with sales of more than $2 billion annually. Visit www.whataburger.com for more information.
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The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.
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