Raising awareness for the United States Military, The Boot Campaign adds NBC Chicago Nonstop’s “Weekends with Whitney” host Whitney Reynolds as their newest celebrity endorser. Whitney joins a who’s who of actors, entertainers, politicians, and industry leaders.
When Giving Back Comes in Boot Form…
CHICAGO, IL, May 4th, 2012– The Boot Campaign, a grassroots initiative raising support and awareness for the United States military through the sale of signature combat boots, enlists television personality Whitney Reynolds as their newest celebrity endorser. Excited to show off her new combat boots to spread awareness for our troops, Reynolds is honored to join the campaign’s impressive roster of stars in support of a patriotic cause.
Chicago could not be prouder to see their beloved Whitney Reynolds featured as the newest Boot Campaign celebrity. As host of NBC Chicago Nonstop’s popular weekend talk show “Weekends With Whitney,” Whitney has generated a loyal fanbase across the Chicagoland area and nationwide. Known as charity-minded with commitments to nonprofits like Project HUGS (Helping Uninsured Get Surgery), Reynolds is thrilled to use her trend setting status to help spread awareness for another great cause.
Whitney Reynolds joins Hollywood stars like Bachelor host Chris Harrison, Dwayne Johnson “The Rock,” Desperate Housewives actor James Denton, Heroes actor Greg Grunberg, and the Sons of Anarchy cast, in addition to newsmakers like Elisabeth Hasselback, Glenn Beck, and Kathie Lee Gifford and politicians like Rick Perry and Governor Barbour, in support of the Boot Campaign. The Chicago-based star is proud to join this group of stars and encourage her loyal fanbase to follow in her footsteps and get their boots on.
Founded in 2009 by five Texas women known as the Boot Girls, the Boot Campaign provides an easy and tangible way for Americans to show appreciation for past and present troops, cultivate awareness of the challenges they face upon return and raise funds for military programs that assist with their physical and emotional needs. Proceeds from the sale of Boot Campaign combat boots directly support military programs that assist military men and women and give them hope for the future as they transition home. Fashionable and eye-catching, the sale of combat boots helps spread awareness for the United States military with each step taken in them.
To achieve the goal of seeing 1.4 million Americans with their boots on thanking 1.4 million active duty military men and women, the Boot Campaign enlists the help of celebrities. The celebrity trend began in 2009 when the Boot Girls asked a number of musicians at the Country for Our Country benefit concert to replace their cowboy boots with combat boots. Since then, signature combats boots have become a celebrity staple fashion piece.
Chris Foltz is a renowned brand development catalyst, celebrated inspirational speaker and Managing Director of the Silicon Valley based advisory practice Responsible Solutions Ltd. From his roots in partisan politics, to a battle with drug addiction, 119 days in county jail, and losing everything to the point of homelessness, Chris has re-established himself as one of the most engaging initiators of social impact and development in the nation, and some would consider – the world.