Earlier this year Pizza Hut Express in partnership with Army and Air Force Exchange Service challenged soldiers stationed at installations all over Europe and the Pacific to see who could devour the most wings in an eight week period. Our brave service men and women eagerly stepped up to the plate and proved themselves to be true wingnuts! But, two installations rose above the rest.
In Europe, the Ramstein Airforce Base in Germany placed over 4,400 wing orders to earn their concert and, Grammy-nominated country group, The Eli Young Band was happy to provide a fun family evening of great music. They played to 5,500 fans in what was their third tour on behalf of Wing-A-Palooza®. They chronicled their entire journey here so make sure to check it out.
Over in the Pacific, it’s estimated that almost 700,000 wings were devoured in this year’s competition! Out of the 14 installations that competed Camp Foster in Okinawa Japan rose to the top of the bone basket to become this year’s Wing-A-Palooza® champs. They received a concert from Grammy Award-winning country group The Band Perry who spent the weekend at the camp touring the grounds, talking to soldiers and even took a turn delivering pizza and wings to one hungry unsuspecting military family!
It was The Band Perry’s first time being involved with Wing-A-Palooza®, and it was an experience they won’t soon forget.
“This show tonight is important,” Kimberly Perry said. “We’re bringing a little bit of home to the soil here in Okinawa for our servicemen and women. There’s a lot of love coming off the stage tonight. We are so honored to bring a little bit of home over here.”
A big THANK YOU from Pizza Hut Express to The Band Perry, The Eli Young Band and our partners at Army and Air Force Exchange Service for allowing us to give back to those soldiers who put everything on the line for us! See you next tour!