Raytheon honors service members and military families at Shades of Green® at the Walt Disney World® Resort
Company renews sponsorship of Raytheon Wounded Warrior Suite; salutes service members, families with Disney Character breakfast
WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company is honored to renew its sponsorship of the Raytheon Wounded Warrior Suite at the Shades of Green® Resort at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Raytheon Wounded Warrior Suite provides wounded service members and their families with a 1,200-square-foot ADA compliant suite that can accommodate up to 10 adults and four children.
"Raytheon salutes and thanks all of our service members and their families who make daily sacrifices on our behalf," said Pamela Erickson, Raytheon's vice president of Community Relations. "Our continued support for Shades of Green® and the Wounded Warrior Suite is a small token of our appreciation to those we can never thank enough."
Raytheon also hosted character breakfasts for military families today, during which children of all ages had a chance to meet their favorite Disney characters at Shades of Green®. The breakfasts, which the company hosts annually, were capped off with cake to celebrate Raytheon's 90th anniversary and the third anniversary of Raytheon's Sum of all Thrills™ experience at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot®.
The Shades of Green® Resort provides active service members, veterans and their families with a vacation filled with fun and relaxation at an affordable cost. Shades of Green® is operated as an Armed Forces Recreation Center by the U.S. Army in support of all branches of the U.S. military, their family members and guests.
Raytheon's relationship with Shades of Green® began in 2009 with the company's donation of The Family Technology Center, a game room for the guests' "home away from home." The center includes plasma televisions, personal computers, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox® systems, providing an on-site extension of the Disney experience – to relax, connect and enjoy a family experience.
Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
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