Editor’s Note: This release was edited by Larry Lapka
DeCA, Exchanges, P&G Partnership Scores Annual ProCamps Event • FORT LEE
The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), the military exchanges and their industry partners work closely to provide top-notch savings as well as leading programs to get the military community involved. Once again, the military stores and Proctor & Gamble (P&G) have jointly launched registration for this unique community to participate in the Military ProCamps virtual kick-off event Feb. 16, 1-3 p.m.
This event is the official kickoff of the annual P&G-sponsored NFL ProCamps program for thousands of military children worldwide. P&G is partnering with DeCA, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM), the Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) and the Coast Guard Exchange (CGX) to host the virtual event.
Participants can register for the kick-off event by going to www.procamps.com/pgmilitaryprocamps. Everyone who registers will be able to submit a question to ask the hosting athletes and will also be entered into the event raffle. All instructions and a link to the event will be emailed out to those who register a few days before the virtual event.
DeCA said that its employees do not have to register to view the event. Instead, with prior supervisor approval, they can view it on Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/G3mktg).
Ordinarily, P&G and military resale organizations partner to sponsor two-day football camps for winning military bases worldwide. Installations qualify for a camp based on sales of designated P&G products at their local commissaries and exchanges, and customers can have their say by voting through mobile texting from Feb. 26 to April 11. Customers will also see mass product displays in participating stores.
“This is the ninth year of the ProCamps program and to date we have hosted over 90 football camps for military kids all over the world,” said Molly Fanning, vice president (VP) of Partnership Marketing.
“We really want to continue to emphasize that this event is possible because of the support of the commissary and the exchange,” she noted. “They are truly the ones who are helping to bring the camp experience to installations around the world.”
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones and Washington Football Team defensive tackle Jonathan Allen will be hosting the event. The first 200 registrants will receive a digitally signed photo from the athletes.
Both NFL hosts have close military ties. Jones’ parents were both in the military: his father retired as an Army command sergeant major and his mother retired as a sergeant major. Allen’s father retired as an Army sergeant first class and his brother currently serves as an Army staff sergeant.
Edited by Larry Lapka