HP Hood Comes on Board as USS New Hampshire Commissioning Celebration Sponsor
Portsmouth NH (September 25, 2008) - HP Hood LLC has stepped forward to aid the USS New Hampshire Community Commissioning Committee with a $1,000 donation to the community celebration of the commissioning of the new submarine USS New Hampshire on October 25th.
"HP Hood is very pleased to support the USS New Hampshire Community Commissioning Committee and proud to add our name to the support for the families and crew of the USS New Hampshire, the Shipyard, the Seacoast community and all of New Hampshire that the Commissioning celebrates," said Steve Kaneb, spokesperson for HP Hood LLC in making the announcement.
Headquartered in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, HP Hood LLC (www.hood.com) is one of the largest branded dairy operators with 23 manufacturing plants throughout the United States. For more than 150 years, Hood has been committed to supporting the communities in which it does business.
Mike Daigle, finance chair of the USS New Hampshire Community Commissioning Committee said, "The support provided by HP Hood underscores their New Hampshire connections to our communities. We are especially appreciative because as a respected and recognized New England brand their donation helps the Committee encourage others to help us meet our goals."
The Committee estimates that the cost of the community celebration will be approximately $300,000, based on the experience of other cities who have hosted US Navy Commissioning events. Sponsorships are available at many levels, from $25,000 Marquis Sponsors to $3 donations from individuals who receive an Official USS New Hampshire Commissioning Celebration button in return. Visit www.ussnewhampshire.org and click on "Support Our Submarine" or for more information about USS NEW HAMPSHIRE Commissioning Celebration sponsorship opportunities, call Mike Daigle at 603-778-8985 or email email@example.com
The USS New Hampshire Commissioning Committee operates under the auspices of the Navy League of New Hampshire, Portsmouth NH Council, a 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by IRS regulations. Tax ID#51-0668823
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