Jerry Milani sent along the following:
INTERNATIONAL FIGHT LEAGUE ENTERS INTO AWARENESS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE
Good will trips and clinics at bases worldwide, multimedia events all
part of program
NEW YORK, June 12, 2007 — The International Fight League (OTC.BB:
IFLI), the world’s number one team-based professional mixed martial arts
league, is supporting America’s troops through an awareness
partnership with the USO. This partnership will have service men and women
“tapping out,” as IFL athletes and coaches teach them techniques on USO
entertainment tours to military bases worldwide. IFL spectators will
learn more about the USO and ways to support the troops as part of a
multimedia campaign highlighting the partnership.
“The IFL is firmly committed to taking every opportunity possible to
both honor and assist servicemen and women and their families around
the world, and this partnership with the USO will be a big piece of that
work,” said Gareb Shamus, IFL co-founder and CEO. “It is a great
pleasure to use this partnership to honor the true warriors who defend
this country every day.”
“We are excited to work with the International Fight League, and
appreciate their commitment to the USO’s mission of supporting
America’s men and women in uniform,” said Edward A. Powell, USO president and
CEO. “Their overwhelming generosity will help raise awareness of the
USO’s vital work.”
This partnership is designed to assist both the USO’s mission of
supporting America’s troops, and grow awareness for the sport of Mixed
Martial Arts and the IFL. Later this month IFL coaches and MMA legends
Pat Miletich, Don Frye and Dan Henderson will take part in a good will
trip to the Persian Gulf. Other recent activities have included clinics
at bases in Everett, Wash., and Chicago, a meet-and-greet at the U.S.
submarine base in Groton, Conn., and a series of clinics and events
aboard ships leading into Fleet Week New York 2007. More events are also
planned for the near future.
The IFL will document these events and show highlights of the activity
on their weekly shows on FSN (Fridays at 11 p.m.) and Mondays at 8
p.m. Eastern and Pacific/7 p.m. Central on MyNetworkTV “IFL
Battleground,” hosted by Bas Rutten and Tiffany Fallon.
About the USO
For more than 66 years, the USO (United Service Organizations) has been
providing morale, welfare and recreational services to U.S. military
personnel and their families. The USO is a nonprofit, charitable
organization, relying on the generosity of the American people to support its
programs and services. For more information on the USO, please visit
our Web site at www.uso.org.
About the IFL
International Fight League (IFL) is the world’s number one
professional mixed martial arts sports league. IFL has its headquarters in
New York and offices in Las Vegas. For more information about IFL,
please see: www.ifl.tv.