Chrysler Group LLC and Six Flags Join Forces to Connect Soldiers with Loved Ones through Freedom Calls during Military Appreciation Days

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Chrysler and Six Flags to honor members of the military with activities throughout September
  • Parks in Jackson, N.J., and Arlington, Texas, to host calls with soldiers and their families Sept. 12-13 and Sept. 19-20, respectively
  • Public can sign “Message to the Troops” cards at all parks
  • Park tickets available to active members of the military at participating Chrysler, Jeep(R) and Dodge dealers with test-drive

Chrysler Group LLC, in partnership with Six Flags, will honor members of the military during Six Flags Military Appreciation Days at 12 parks during the month of September. At two of the parks, military families and the general public will be able to send greetings to soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan via Freedom Calls, a state-of-the-art video conferencing, telephone and internet service that connects troops to their loved ones at home free of charge.

Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., will conduct Freedom Calls Sept. 12-13 and Six Flags over Texas in Arlington, Texas, will hold calls Sept. 19-20. The calls will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Scheduled calls will last for approximately 30 minutes each. Families wanting to connect with loved ones serving abroad should contact Kathryn at Freedom Calls Foundation between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. (EDT) at (917) 755-1801.

“Throughout our history, Chrysler has supported the military. We continue that tradition through our partnership with Six Flags by providing a way for our troops, serving courageously in remote locations, to connect with their families back home,” said Michael Accavitti, President and CEO – Dodge Brand and Lead Executive for Marketing, Chrysler Group LLC. “Freedom Calls helps lift the morale of the men and women in uniform who have been separated from their loved ones in service to our country. We are proud to be able to make these vital communication services available to them.”

In addition to offering Freedom Calls at the two parks, participating Chrysler, Jeep((R)) and Dodge dealers will also have family four-packs of tickets available for admission to all of the parks for active military personnel who come into a dealership for a test-drive. Chrysler will also provide discounted admission for active military personnel at the park.

“Military Personnel Welcome” signage will be on display and a special “Message to the Troops” card will be available for all guests to sign on Sept. 27 (on Sept. 19 at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill.), along with interactive vehicle displays, staffed by product specialists.

Chrysler Group and Six Flags announced in June that they would be extending their partnership for one year, making Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles the Official Vehicles of Six Flags Theme Parks and giving millions of consumers a first-hand experience with Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles.

The 12 Six Flags theme parks participating in Military Appreciation Days are:

  • Six Flags Great Adventure; Jackson, N.J.
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain; Valencia, Calif.
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom; Vallejo, Calif.
  • Six Flags Great America; Gurnee, Ill.
  • Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom; Louisville, Ky.
  • Six Flags Over Texas; Arlington, Texas
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas; San Antonio, Texas
  • Six Flags Over Georgia; Austell, Ga.
  • Six Flags New England; Agawam, Mass.
  • Six Flags America; Largo, Md.
  • Six Flags St. Louis; Eureka, Mo.
  • The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom; Lake George, N.Y.

About Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat Group, produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Mopar(R) brand vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete effectively on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler’s culture of innovation – first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925 – and Fiat’s complementary technology.

Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group LLC’s product lineup features some of the world’s most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Ram. Fiat will contribute world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-sized cars, allowing Chrysler Group LLC to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.

About Six Flags
Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly-traded corporation headquartered in New York City and is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.

About Freedom Calls Foundation
The Freedom Calls Foundation is a 501(c)3 Public Charity which has built a satellite network dedicated to providing state-of-the-art video conferencing, telephone and internet services to enable our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to keep in touch with their families and loved ones at home, free of charge. The Foundation provides services to more than 60,000 soldiers, Marines and airmen free of charge 24 hours per day, including more than 2,000 enterprise class video conferences from homes, hospitals and churches every month. The Army has requested that the foundation install eight additional facilities in Iraq and two in Afghanistan in the coming months. The Foundation is authorized by the Secretary of the Army to provide communications services to the troops and their families, and recently received a Commendation from the Army, a personal letter of appreciation from Maj. Gen. Taguba and personal thanks from President Bush at the White House. The Freedom Calls Foundation is supported solely by donations of corporations and the American people on the foundation’s website Freedom Calls is the 2008 recipient of The Newman’s Own Award for the most innovative charitable service in support of military families.

SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC

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