Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), will be participating in a jam-packed month of events planned across the country as it continues its support of the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) Rumble With a Cause sweepstakes. The campaign has a goal of raising $150,000 for AFF while providing the opportunity to win one of two custom-painted motorcycles. The AFF provides a wide range of assistance and services to active and retired military members and their families, including counseling, living expenses, funeral arrangements, housing improvements, and career counseling.
One recipient of the organization’s services is retired U.S. Army Captain Mark Little, who lost both of his legs below the knees following an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in Iraq in 2007. While recovering in the U.S., Little and other wounded veterans were taken on a getaway vacation to Las Vegas as part of the AFF’s Morale, Welfare & Recreation Program. The program provides moral support and diversionary programs for service members and their families to help cope with the stress of deployment and injury or loss of a loved one.
"The AFF works through a holistic approach that touches on a number of issues affecting military members and their families. My experience with the organization as a wounded veteran lead to my personal support for the organization following my full recovery," Little said. "The Rumble With a Cause sweepstakes is an excellent opportunity to support the wonderful work of the AFF and have a chance to win a custom-painted motorcycle."
With the support of Oshkosh, the AFF launched the Rumble With a Cause sweepstakes in October 2009. AFF employees will be on site at events listed below to collect donations and sweepstakes entries. The sweepstakes, which closes on April 15, will have two winners, each receiving a custom-painted Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® motorcycle, donated to the AFF by Oshkosh Defense. Those not able to attend the events may enter online at Rumble with a Cause.
"The men and women serving in our Armed Forces put everything on the line for their country, and the AFF offers much-needed programs to help them and their family members deal with the effects of war and the transition back to civilian life," said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. "This sweepstakes allows Oshkosh to support these tremendous efforts while giving away two bikes that honor the U.S. Army and Marine Corps."
NO DONATION OR PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER. Individuals will receive one entry for each $10 donation made up to a total of $200 or 20 entries. All rules, including instructions for entry without donation and eligibility requirements, are on the sweepstakes Web site. Oshkosh will be supporting the sweepstakes at the following upcoming events:
Feb. 6-14 Daytona 500 Race Week, Daytona Beach, FL
Feb. 12-21 Chicago Auto Show, Chicago, IL
Feb. 24-27 AUSA Winter, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Feb. 26-28 Tennessee State National Guard Conference
Feb. 27-March 7 Daytona Bike Week, Daytona Beach, FL
March 3 Armed Forces Foundation Gala, Washington, D.C.
March 26-28 Texas National Guard State Conference, Austin, TX
April 8-10 California National Guard Conference