Troopathon Aims to Send Care Packages Overseas

2016_troopathonlogo_300_xpntNewsmax_TV_Logo9th ANNUAL FUNDRAISER PARTNERS WITH NEWSMAX TO BRING TOGETHER PRO-TROOP MOVIE STARS, ATHLETES, MUSICIANS, RADIO AND TV PERSONALITIES

Sacramento, CA – Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troop grassroots organization, announces their 9th star-studded live fundraiser that helps send care packages to American troops deployed in war zones overseas.

In a major boost to this year’s efforts, Troopathon is proud to partner with Newsmax TV and Newsmax.com where the program will be seen in its entirety on both platforms. Along with their strong web presence, where they are a go-to source for independent news, Newsmax TV is growing rapidly and now reaches over 40 million cable/satellite homes and subscribers, making this the largest audience to-date to view Troopathon. As in year’s past, it can also be viewed on www.Troopathon.org as well.

“Troopathon 9 – Care Packages for Our Heroes” is a 6-hour long fundraiser that brings together pro-troop movie stars, TV personalities, elected officials, professional athletes, musicians, talk radio hosts and many other supporters to encourage viewers to sponsor care packages for the troops serving overseas through the group’s website (www.troopathon.org) or by phone at (844) 2TROOPS (844-287-6677).

Troopathon host and respected talk show host and author Melanie Morgan said, “All Americans can agree that our troops deserve our love and support and the cause we come together to support is incredibly important. With thousands of troops still on the ground in Afghanistan, we cannot forget their continued service and sacrifice. Troopathon remains steadfast in our commitment to supporting our troops in harm’s way!”

Morgan will be joined again this year by co-host Rita Cosby, one of the most recognized and respected broadcasters in America. Cosby is a renowned Emmy-winning TV host, veteran correspondent and multiple best-selling author, who anchored highly rated primetime shows on Fox News Channel and MSNBC. She is currently a special correspondent for the top-rated CBS syndicated newsmagazine, Inside Edition, does frequent hosting and reporting for CNN/HLN, and hosts “The Rita Cosby Show” on the legendary WABC Radio.

Troopathon brings together an amazing array of guests from every type of industry. Some of our notable past guests have included: Buzz Aldrin, Tony Montegna, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, General David Petraeus, Gerald McRaney, Hulk Hogan, Jerry Bruckheimer, Joe Mantegna, Joe Theismann, Jon Voight, Kelsey Grammer, Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, Pat Boone, Ted Nugent, Tony Orlando, Wayne Newton, Adam Carolla, Robert Davi and many more! In total, Troopathon brings together over 30 celebrity participants!

“Troopathon 9 – Care Packages for the Troops” will be produced and broadcast live from the Move America Forward’s home base in Sacramento, CA on June 23, 2016 from 1-7PM PST (4-10PM Eastern) via the web and simulcast on Newsmax TV and Newsmax.com.

The first Troopathon in 2008 raised an unprecedented $1.2 million in care packages for the troops. Through 2016, Troopathon events have raised over $4.5 million in sponsorships, enabling the group to send over 336 TONS of care packages to troops overseas. Care packages include letters of support along with high quality food and personal care items like Rogers Family gourmet coffee, OREO® cookies, beef jerky, Gatorade®, Planters® nuts, field towels, lip balm, deodorant, sun block, and many other useful items requested by the troops.

To arrange an interview with Melanie Morgan, Rita Cosby or another Troopathon spokesperson, contact Danny Gonzalez at (714) 926-6189 or danny@moveamericaforward.org

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