Sodexo Goes to Bat for U.S. Marine Corps Youth Sports Program

April 20, 2009

Company’s sponsorship of youth sports program will benefit Marine families around the world

Sodexo Goes to Bat for U.S. Marine Corps Youth Sports Program

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 20, 2009 — Sodexo, Inc, leading integrated food and facilities management services company providing comprehensive service solutions, is proud to announce an international sponsorship for the Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Youth Sports Program. As part of its ongoing commitment to encouraging healthy lifestyles among youth, Sodexo is partnering with MCCS to help children and teens on Marine bases around the world develop athletic abilities and healthy lifestyles.

The Youth Sports Program, a MCCS program on sixteen Marine Corps bases, gives more than 18,500 boys and girls the chance to participate in sports including football, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, soccer, golf, boxing, and track.  The program’s goal is to build physical skills, a sense of teamwork and self-esteem.

“Sodexo has a wealth of expertise in health and wellness which is an integral part of our corporate citizenship commitments,” says Sodexo’s President of Government Services Greg Verone.  “We are honored to sponsor this project because we have a strong commitment to help improve the quality of life for the families of those who serve our nation.”  

Sodexo, the United States Marine Corps’ official foodservice provider since 2002, provides services to all Mess Halls on USMC bases throughout  the continental United States. Sodexo is a proud sponsor of the Armed Services YMCA since 2003 and of the Marine Corps Marathon Healthy Kids Fun Run since 2004.

Sodexo, Inc.
Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com) is a leading integrated facilities management services company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with $7.7 billion (USD) in annual revenue and 120,000 employees.  Sodexo serves more than ten million customers daily in corporations, health care, long term care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government, and remote sites.  Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., is a member of Sodexo Group, and funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.sodexofoundation.org), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $11 million in grants to fight hunger in America.

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