Tiger Woods, Tony Romo stuff USO care packages for the troops

Friday July 3rd, 2009

Tiger-romo-uso_350 Before teeing off for the AT&T National pro-am on Wednesday, Tiger Woods and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo stopped to stuff care packages for the troops overseas.Woods, who's father, Earl, was in the military, has made honoring servicemen and women an important part of his tournament, which is hosted near the nation's capital. Lockheed Martin, who sponsored the USO Care Package effort, also is hosting 30,000 military and family members during the event. "Having the service men and women out there makes for such a special week," Woods said. "We should all say thank you to them personally and shake hands and be very appreciative what they do in putting their lives on their line to all of us."During the tournament, golfers, volunteers and spectators will also be able to contribute to the cause by stuffing care packages in a tent near the third green. USO care packages typically contain items like shampoo, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, wet wipes, playing cards, non-perishable snacks, drinks and a personal message of support. “Tiger Woods’ recognition of troops’ service and sacrifice is important, and we are proud to help the AT&T National bring morale-boosting activities to local service members, and more essential support to those stationed overseas," said Sloan Gibson, USO president.If you are interested in sponsoring a care package ($25), you can do so at uso.org.(Photo: DVids)

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