April 5, 2010
I wanted to share information about a great event for military families that may be coming your way soon.
The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families, a free traveling USO show based on Sesame Workshop’s award-winning “Talk, Listen, Connect” initiative, is back in the United States after an around-the-world tour.
The show, which is exclusively for military families, kicks off its second swing through the United States on April 17 at Fort Knox, Ky.
Audiences will be treated to a 25-minute character performance and receive promotional items and outreach materials, officials said.
“The momentum that this show has gathered since it first performed for military kids and families is unbelievable,” said Gary E. Knell, Sesame Workshop president and CEO, in a USO press release.
“To see how families come together and then use the messages from the show to talk to their kids is the greatest reward that we could ask for,” Knell said. “We at Sesame Workshop are thrilled to continue this work with our partners and friends at the USO and reinforce our commitment to military families.”
Sloan Gibson, USO president, noted the positive impact the tour is having on the military community.
“The fact that more than 100,000 troops and family members have attended these shows so far speaks volumes about the tour’s relevance to today’s military,” Gibson said in the release. “We listen to our troops and understand the challenges they face at home, and are proud to call Sesame Workshop our partner in helping to ease the daily stresses on military families.”