Carolina Panthers tight-end Greg Olsen (pictured above) teamed up with the USO of North Carolina and
“Our service members and their families sacrifice so much for all of us all year long,” said Olsen. “It’s especially important around the holidays for us to pause and thank them for all that they do. I’m excited to be here today with the USO of North Carolina and
The USO of NC invited a group of military members and their families to join Olsen and
“Our mission is to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to our nation,” said John Falkenbury, president and CEO, USO of North Carolina. “Programs like ‘No Dough’ dinners and the ‘Message in a Bottle’ event connects them with valuable programs helping them overcome the challenges associated with military life.”
Coca-Cola Consolidated sponsored the reception, and asked their local teammates and members of the public to write personal messages of support to share with the service members in attendance.
“Our troops, veterans and the families that support them give so much to keep us safe and free,” said Dan Holmes, senior vice president of marketing,
Hundreds of messages were collected as part of the company’s "Message in a Bottle" initiative and then packaged into mini