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SMG Managed American Bank Center to aid the USO of South Texas for Support Operation: Lending Locker

11/06/2014 5:16 PM -


SMG Managed American Bank Center to aid the USO of South Texas for Support Operation: Lending Locker


(Corpus Christi, TX November 6, 2014)

The USO in Corpus Christi is the 2nd oldest USO in the United States, being chartered on April 4, 1941 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The USO of South Texas serves both NAS Corpus Christi and NAS Kingsville. The USO’s mission is to lift the spirits of our Military and their Families at home in South Texas & Beyond…


Recently,  American Bank Center reached out to the USO South Texas to see if they could help in any way after their story ran on the local news about the opportunity to raise funds that were lost due to a local event that was abruptly cancelled. “This story really touched a lot of us, explained Kristen Bily, marketing and media relations manager of American Bank Center. We all have family and friends that are active or retired military and we wanted to help in any way we could.”

The American Bank Center will be collecting household items to fill the USO South Texas Lending Locker for the entire month of November and encourages the people of the Coastal Bend to donate.  “Items needed are new or gently used linens, kitchen items, air mattresses and comfort items. When a family arrives here but their household items are delayed in the transition we want to make their move is an enjoyable and stress free experience as they settle into a new home. Items will be checked out at the USO with an anticipated return date of one month, which can be extended if needed.  USO is here to assist our military families make the transition a much easier and stress free experience. We appreciate American Bank Center for reaching out to us at this time of need,” stated Nancy Allen, USO South Texas President and CEO.

www.usosouthtexas.org  361-961-9657.


Donated items can be dropped off at the American Bank Center administrative offices at 1901 N. Shoreline blvd. Monday-Friday from 9am-5:30pm. Call 361-826-4700 for more information.

About SMG

Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 130 accounts worldwide.

SMG managed American Bank Center is Corpus Christi’s premier event center. Follow us online at www.Americanbankcenter.com, facebook.com/AmericanBankCenter, twitter.com/AmericanBankCtr, on Instagram @americanbankcenter, and Tumblr @AmericanBankCenter. Follow our efforts at 

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