Custom Bike Scheduled for Unveil with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers on Veterans Day
PINEHURST, N.C., Nov. 2, 2011 —Window World, Inc., the nation's largest replacement window company, and its charitable foundation, Window World Cares, are partnering with Veterans Airlift Command on a custom Orange County Choppers motorcycle by Window World. The bike will be unveiled on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, at the annual Veterans Airlift Command's gathering of sponsors, supporters and wounded warriors at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst, N.C., near Fort Bragg U.S. Army Military Installation. The unveiling will be filmed for an upcoming episode of American Chopper, which airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel.
Window World Cares supports causes such as Veterans Airlift Command, which provides free air transportation to wounded veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes. These complimentary flights are made possible through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots, such as Window World. Since 2008, Window World Cares has supported 16 missions for Veterans Airlift Command and donated more than 40,000 miles.
"We are so grateful for all the contributions Window World has made to Veterans Airlift Command and the commitment they continue to show to the military community," said Walt Fricke, CEO and founder of the Veterans Airlift Command. "This chopper will assist in bringing further national attention to our organization that is helping those who have sacrificed for our country."
The chopper, designed and built by Paul Teutul Sr., founder of Orange County Choppers and star of the popular reality show, "American Chopper," will be part of the unveil and celebration.
"This year, Window World pays special tribute to those who have served our country, including the more than 30 veterans in our Window World family," said Tammy Whitworth, chairman and CEO, Window World, Inc. and co-founder, Window World Cares. "The newest Window World bike created by Orange County Choppers celebrates the deserving veterans that inspire us on a daily basis and make us proud to be American citizens."
About Window World Cares:
Window World Cares is the charitable foundation of America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company, Window World, Inc. Funds raised through Window World Cares are used for donations, community outreach programs and other benevolent events. In addition to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Window World Cares also sponsors Veterans Airlift Command, which provides free transportation to injured soldiers, veterans and their immediate families. Since its creation in 2008, Window World Cares is responsible for raising more than $2.1 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Window World Cares is headed by Tammy Whitworth, wife of the late Todd Whitworth, former CEO of Window World. In 2010, Window World Cares was named New Corporate Partner of the Year by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To learn more about Window World Cares and its charitable partners or to donate, visit www.windowworldcares.com.
About Veterans Airlift Command:
The VAC provides free private air transportation to post 9/11 wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes, through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. To learn more about the Veterans Airlift Command, visit www.veteransairlift.org.
About Orange County Choppers:
Orange County Choppers, based in Newburgh, N.Y., is regarded as one of the premier builders of custom motorcycles. They build custom motorcycles for the average rider, as well as themed choppers for corporations. The OCC shop and its founder, Paul Teutul Sr., are featured on the Discovery Channel television program, "American Chopper," which can be seen Monday nights at 9 pm. ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.