NASCAR Star Tony Stewart To Visit Service Members At Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

By Auto News Log • October 20th, 2010

Stewart Will Sign Autographs And Visit Wounded Warrior Barracks

Boca Raton, Fla – Office Depot® (NYSE: ODP), the Official Office Products Partner of NASCAR®, announced today that NASCAR star Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, will make a special visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina tomorrow, October 21.

The two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ champion will meet with service members during a private autograph session at the Office Depot ServMart and visit the Wounded Warrior Barracks at Camp Lejeune. Stewart’s No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice show car – a replica of the car he competes in each week – will also be on-site.

“It’s very humbling for me to visit Camp Lejeune and to spend some time with the men and women who serve our country,” said Stewart, who is currently competing in NASCAR’s season-ending “Chase for the Sprint Cup” field. “They make it possible for people like me to do what I love and for NASCAR fans to enjoy being at the race track every weekend. Service members and their families sacrifice a lot, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to thank them in person.”

Camp Lejeune’s mission is to maintain combat-ready units for expeditionary deployment. The base and its surrounding community is home to an active duty, dependent, retiree and civilian employee population of approximately 180,000 people.

“Office Depot is very proud of our collaborative relationship with the GSA and USMC,” said Greg Abrahms, Director Military Operations for Office Depot. “We recognize there are unique challenges in this environment and complex logistics coordination required by Camp Lejeune, and we feel it is a privilege to be able to help ‘support the mission’ by providing the products and services that they need at a moment’s notice.”

About Office Depot

Every day, Office Depot is Taking Care of Business for millions of customers around the globe. For the local corner store as well as Fortune 500 companies, Office Depot provides products and services to its customers through 1,598 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and a $4.2 billion e-commerce operation. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $12.1 billion, and employs about 41,000 associates around the world. The Company provides more office products and services to more customers in more countries than any other company, and currently sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 53 countries.

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CONTACTS:

Mindy Kramer
Office Depot
561-438-4276
mindy.kramer@officedepot.com

Lisa Schmitz
Edelman
312-240-2604
lisa.schmitz@edelman.com

Source: Courtesy of MATTER, Edelman Sports & Entertainment Marketing

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