The USO is a great American charitable group that provides morale and recreational services to members of the US Military. They provide essential services to our fighting men and women by creating a "home away from home" for our loved ones. That's why when I received an email from them asking if I would help promote a contest and donation drive while providing a gift bag for me to give away to one of you I immediately said yes.
The USO contest will run to July 31, with three awesome prizes. The one prize I was told about is the Dodgers VIP Experience: a trip for four to LA, field level tickets for an LA Dodgers game, the chance to watch batting practice on the field before the game, and Tommy Lasorda signed items for the group! It's a pretty awesome prize and I know any of you would be thrilled to win! From my understanding, this Dodger prize will only be available for those who donate from now to July 9th, but that shouldn't stop you from opening your wallet at a later time. Go here to donate.
Also, as a special prize, they offered to provide a USO gift bag for me to give away to one of you. See the photo below to see what's in it. There is USO backpack, hat, mousepad, bandana, CD from a random USO entertainer and more! To win this all you have to do is comment here (be sure to include contact information for yourself) and I will put you into a drawing (winner to be picked through random.org), so please make a donation to this worthwhile cause. Donation not required to win the gift bag, but it would be greatly appreciated.