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Operation Gridiron Airlift featured on YouTube

Press Release: OGA10-PR-1

Posted: Saturday, January 9, 2010

Two videos featuring Operation Gridiron Airlift have recently been posted on YouTube.com. The first is a promotional video created by Merick Productions. The other shows a pre-game ceremony at a Western Michigan University football game in November of 2009. Operation Gridiron Airlift received footballs and a check from Wooster High School and Orrville High School, both in Ohio. Links to the two videos have also been posted on the Operation Gridiron Airlift homepage. You can also go directly to YouTube and search for Operation Gridiron Airlift.

Here are direct links to the two videos;

Promotional video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF9q3BkvkI4

Donation video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQzKR_GdbF4

About Operation Gridiron Airlift

For our troops serving overseas, the simplest gifts from home are always a welcome sight and very much appreciated. And what is more American than a football? Sometimes, just tossing a football around or organizing a friendly game while deployed overseas can be a welcome diversion, bringing a bit of home to a foreign location. That's why Operation Gridiron Airlift has been collecting new and used footballs, that are in good condition, and sending them to our troops serving overseas. 

Founded in 2008, the organizer of Operation Gridiron Airlift is retired Master Sergeant Randy Snow of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He spent 21 years serving in the Michigan Air National Guard and retired as a member of the Battle Creek ANG Base in 2002. Since 2003, he has covered the Arena Football League, arenafootball2, the Continental Indoor Football League, United Indoor Football and the Indoor Football League. He has also covered the All American Football League and the Canadian Football League. His work can be found on ArenaFan.com, OurSportsCentral.com and AmericanChronicle.com.

The list of contributors to Operation Gridiron Airlift continues to grow and includes the following;

  • The National Football League / Detroit Lions (2008)

  • The Arena Football League / Grand Rapids Rampage (2008)

  • arenafootball2 / Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz (2009)

  • The Continental Indoor Football League / Kalamazoo Xplosion (2008)

  • The Intense Football League / San Angelo Stampede Express (2008)

  • The United States Air Force Academy (Mountain West Conference) (2008)

  • Western Michigan University (Mid-American Conference) (2008)

  • Central Michigan University (Mid-American Conference) (2008)

  • Michigan State University (Big Ten Conference) (2009)

  • Purdue University (Big Ten Conference) (2008)

  • Arizona State University (Pac-10 Conference) (2009)

  • FlexFab LLC of Hastings, Michigan (2008)

  • Hackett Catholic Central High School, Kalamazoo, Michigan (2009)

  • Kalamazoo Christian High School, Kalamazoo, Michigan (2009)

  • Orrville High School, Orrville, Ohio (2009)

  • Wooster High School, Wooster, Ohio (2009)

  • Private donations

For more information, or to make a donation, contact Randy at RandySnow22@yahoo.com. You can also visit www.OperationGridironAirlift.com or the Operation Gridiron Airlift page on Facebook.