Earlier this year, Blake Shelton joined forces with Pizza Hut for a partnership that led to Blake-inspired pizzas and awesome hidden camera gags. Now, another country act has joined forces with the pizza giant to bring a concert to troops stationed in Japan. The Eli Young Band will head to Okinawa on November 1 to perform a special “Wing-A-Palooza” concert for the US troops there.
To score the concert, Camp Schwab Military Base and neighboring Okinawa bases competed in the “Battle of the Bases,” sponsored by Pizza Hut and the Army Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES). To win, the servicemen and women had to consume more Pizza Hut WingStreet Wings than the other bases. There are 30 participating Pizza Hut locations on the military bases that do not make profit, but instead, all monies made are reinvested to make lives better on the US Military bases.
For the Eli Young Band, there was no hesitation to get involved. “We all have family in the armed forces, so we jumped at the opportunity to fly to Japan and perform for these men and women that sacrifice so much,” said Eli Young Band. “We’re excited to team up with a company from our own backyard. We’ll always be honored to perform for our military and truth be told we’ve also never said no to pizza either.”
“Working with AAFES on the inaugural ‘Battle of the Bases’ program has been a tremendous experience and opportunity for Pizza Hut to serve up some of our award-winning WingStreet wings to our military and their families,” said Molly Light, Director, Pizza Hut Express. “We chose Eli Young Band not only because of their local roots, but because of their tremendous passion for the armed services and personal affiliations with family and friends currently serving.”
Watch Eli Young Band’s “Dust” here!
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