AUSTIN, TEXAS (November 1, 2018) /For immediate release/ — This October, OSD partnered with the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) and the Texas Lottery to give 400 US Military Personnel and Veterans tickets to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. This massive ‘Thank You Deployment’ allowed these deserving men and women the chance to take in the FI races and a concert by Britney Spears.

We love hooking Veterans up with once in a lifetime opportunities like this.

OSD Austin Community Relations Leader Shelby Pausewang said, “This is my second year working with OSD, COTA, and the Texas Lottery to get Veterans to this race. It was great to see Veterans enjoying themselves all over that massive track.”

At OSD, we are in the business of impacting Veterans. Through our ‘Thank You Deployments’ program, we are able to partner with organizations like COTA and the Texas Lottery to give back to those who have served. ‘Thank You Deployments’ also give Veterans the chance to develop a long-term bond with a local OSD chapter. This results in continued support for the Veteran after the ‘Thank You Deployment’ is complete. It is truly a unique approach.

OSD Austin Chapter Leader Fernando Rodriguez explained it this way, “Many organizations talk about helping vets, at OSD we put our money where our mouth is. We are in the business of serving vets, from a handful of people at a service event to putting hundreds of veterans in seats at the Grand Prix. OSD is a world-class organization with amazing partners who work together to serve the needs of today’s veterans.”

OSD has been working with COTA since 2016 as their strategic military and veteran community partner. In this role, OSD helps COTA and their sponsors fulfill social responsibility and philanthropic efforts aimed at supporting the greater military and veteran community in Central Texas. This partnership has allowed hundreds of Veterans and their families access to events at no cost. Through the support of COTA and their corporate sponsors, Veterans and their families have access to VIP tickets to Austin360 Amphitheater concerts and various motorsports events.

To learn more about OSD events happening in Chapters across Texas, please check out our Texas Region Facebook page.

OSD’s local chapters are the backbone of our community engagement and outreach. Chapters are made up of groups of active duty members, veterans, family members and civilian supporters devoted to giving back at the community level. OSD chapters host various social, professional, and service related events each month. Social events allow members the chance to get to know one another, build meaningful relationships, and have fun as a team. The camaraderie built through these events create bonds which last a lifetime and are proven as a positive impact on mental health.

To learn more about how OSD’s globally-recognized programs and services are making an impact on the lives of members in our military community, visit https://weareosd.org/news/. To learn how you can make an impact through our programs and service, visit https://weareosd.org/get-involved/.

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