Mission BBQ co-founders Bill Kraus and Steve Newton presented a donation of $1,124,808 to the United Service Organizations (USO) on May 16. This donation was made possible by the generous support of customers who purchased an American Heroes Cup in 2018. The check was presented to Elaine Rogers, president of the USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. Available at 53 restaurant locations, $2 from the purchase of an American Heroes Cup was donated to the USO.

The partnership between the USO and MISSION BBQ began in March 2016. The donation will attribute to a total of more than $2.6 million for the non-profit organization.

“It’s our honor and privilege to serve and support such a renowned and giving organization like the USO. Whose volunteers, programs, and entertainers have supported American Heroes around the world for the last 78 years,” said Newton, co-founder of Mission BBQ.

“It is amazing to see our relationship with Mission BBQ grow over the years,” said Lisa Anastasi, USO chief development and marketing officer. “We are thankful for what we have accomplished together and excited to expand our support to service members and their families across the country with this national partnership.”

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