NASCARÂ® STAR TONY STEWART TO VISIT SERVICE MEMBERS AT MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE Stewart Will Sign Autographs And Visit Wounded Warrior Barracks Boca Raton, Fla., October 20, 2010 -- Office DepotÂ® (NYSE: ODP), the Official Office Products...
NASCAR® STAR TONY STEWART TO VISIT SERVICE MEMBERS AT MARINE CORPS BASE
Stewart Will Sign Autographs And Visit Wounded Warrior Barracks
Boca Raton, Fla., October 20, 2010 -- Office Depot® (NYSE: ODP), the Official Office Products Partner of NASCAR®, announced today that NASCAR star Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, will make a special visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina tomorrow, October 21.
The two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ champion will meet with service members during a private autograph session at the Office Depot ServMart and visit the Wounded Warrior Barracks at Camp Lejeune. Stewart's No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice show car -- a replica of the car he competes in each week -- will also be on-site.
"It's very humbling for me to visit Camp Lejeune and to spend some time with the men and women who serve our country," said Stewart, who is currently competing in NASCAR's season-ending "Chase for the Sprint Cup" field. "They make it possible for people like me to do what I love and for NASCAR fans to enjoy being at the race track every weekend. Service members and their families sacrifice a lot, and I'm very grateful for the opportunity to thank them in person."
Camp Lejeune's mission is to maintain combat-ready units for expeditionary deployment. The base and its surrounding community is home to an active duty, dependent, retiree and civilian employee population of approximately 180,000 people.
"Office Depot is very proud of our collaborative relationship with the GSA and USMC," said Greg Abrahms, Director Military Operations for Office Depot. "We recognize there are unique challenges in this environment and complex logistics coordination required by Camp Lejeune, and we feel it is a privilege to be able to help 'support the mission' by providing the products and services that they need at a moment's notice."