Bryant Hosts USO Event at Indianapolis Speedway
Guests included 100 troops, including a half dozen wounded warriors
Bryant and the USO of Indiana recently hosted a group of wounded warriors and troops from all four branches of the military at its Indianapolis Motor Speedway suite. Bryant is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
Bryant joined the USO of Indiana to host approximately 100 individuals, including a half dozen wounded warriors receiving extended treatment at the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis. The event was held on Armed Forces Pole Day, where race teams competed for the pole position and the final slots in the upcoming Indianapolis 500.
Bryant is a longstanding nonautomotive sponsor of the Indianapolis 500.
“The USO of Indiana was thrilled to join Bryant Heating & Cooling for one of our largest and most high-profile events of the year,” said Charles Ridings, executive director, USO of Indiana. “Many of our troops had never been to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before, and this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit this iconic site and interact with the drivers and their teams, who competed in the race last month. We are incredibly grateful for the generosity Bryant demonstrated to host so many of our troops at its suite.”
Bryant employees who are also military veterans served as hosts for the event. Alongside the Bryant True Heroes program, this event marked another investment for Bryant in supporting the communities in which it does business.
“Bryant is committed to honoring our military veterans and is pleased our veteran employees could host these Indiana troops for this unique event,” said Matthew Pine, vice president of marketing, Bryant. “We recognize the incredible sacrifice these troops and their families make for our country, and it’s an honor to be able to do our part to thank them for their service with this event.”
Publication date: 6/13/2016