Funds raised will help fly World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C.
CHICAGO (May 1, 2018) – Sparkling Ice is known for its fruity and flavorful sparkling water. Now, the beverage company and Jewel-Osco are coming together to help benefit Honor Flight Chicago and raise money to give American senior war veterans a day of honor, thanks and inspiration.
From May 1 through June 30, Sparkling Ice will donate 5 cents for every case (12 bottles) of its fruity beverages sold at Chicago area Jewel-Osco stores to Honor Flight Chicago. Jewel-Osco will match the final donation total up to $5,000.
“All of us at Honor Flight Chicago are excited for this new partnership with Sparkling Ice and Jewel-Osco,” said Honor Flight Chicago CEO and Co-Founder Mary Pettinato. “We are always grateful for our corporate partners, and to see two companies come together to raise money for our senior war heroes is truly inspiring.
Sparkling Ice is made by Talking Rain Beverage Company, a Washington-based beverage company situated in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Talking Rain has previously partnered with other hubs in the national Honor Flight Network.
“Having spent nearly five years serving with the U.S. Navy, the Honor Flight Network is an organization close to my heart,” said Chris Hall, CEO of Talking Rain Beverage Co. “It is important to me that we inspire and motivate our team while giving back to our veterans, and we are humbled to partner with Jewel-Osco to lend our support to Honor Flight Chicago.”
Founded in 2008, Honor Flight Chicago is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit dedicated to acknowledging the invaluable service of America’s senior war veterans and inspiring future generations to recognize the power of gratitude and respect. Honor Flight Chicago is the largest hub in the national Honor Flight Network.
To date, Honor Flight Chicago has flown 84 chartered flights to Washington, D.C., and recognized more than 7,500 World War II and Korean War veterans. The organization’s next scheduled flight is Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
About Sparkling Ice
Sparkling Ice beverages are made with zero sugar, and combine sparkling water, real fruit flavor, colors from natural sources, vitamins and antioxidants to offer great tasting, lightly carbonated beverages. Available in sixteen fizzy, fruity flavors, including: Black Raspberry, Orange Mango, Pink Grapefruit, Kiwi Strawberry, Coconut Pineapple, Pomegranate Blueberry, Peach Nectarine, Lemon Lime, Crisp Apple, Classic Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Cherry Limeade, Strawberry Watermelon, Black Cherry, Grape Raspberry and new in 2018, Ginger Lime. Sparkling Ice is part of the Talking Rain family of beverages, and retails for $1.19-$1.29. To locate Sparkling Ice, visit www.sparklingice.com/locate/.
Jewel-Osco operates 186 stores in Illinois, Iowa and Indiana, and offers consumers the convenience of retail grocery and pharmacy services. Originally established in 1899, the company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve. For more information about Jewel-Osco, visit www.jewelosco.com or www.jeweloscopharmacies.com.
“It is important to me that we inspire and motivate our team while giving back to our veterans, and we are humbled to partner with Jewel-Osco to lend our support to Honor Flight Chicago.”