The “Message in a Bottle” campaign began with hundreds of greater Cincinnati residents gathering at the Oakley Kroger Marketplace to write messages of support and encouragement for our armed forces. With the help of the USO of Central and Southern Ohio, the messages will be distributed to active-duty military in 253-ml
“The USO’s mission is about connections to family, home, and country. 'Message in a Bottle' is one more way we can provide a connection to home for our military service members,” said Sherry Ems, executive director of the USO of Southern & Central Ohio. “The USO of Central and Southern Ohio is grateful for the partnership with
During the event, Zack Cozart wrote a message to the troops, signed autographs and greeted excited fans alongside Mr. Red Legs and Rosie Red, the Reds’ enthusiastic mascots.
“Coca-Cola Consolidated is grateful to active service members and veterans around the world for their service. We developed the 'Message in a Bottle' campaign as a way for our associates, consumers and other members of the community to express this gratitude directly,” said Glenn Hager, senior director of operations. “We are excited to kick-off the 'Message in a Bottle' campaign in Cincinnati and hope that over time we can write hundreds of messages in support of our men and women in arms.”
After the success in Cincinnati, “Message in a Bottle” headed Northwest to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to activate at the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400! On July 22, racing fans wrote personalized messages to the troops. The messages were delivered the following day at a special pre-race brunch hosted by
The next stop on the "Message in a Bottle" train was at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C., where hundreds of soldiers received messages of thanks from
At George Mason University in September, students celebrated National College Colors Day by writing uplifting and inspiring messages other students. The messages will be distributed prior to students’ final exam week in December.