Florida Gators Sports Properties, and Air Pros USA, a leading residential and commercial air conditioning service company and the official Air Conditioning partner for Gators football, demonstrated gratitude for Veterans at the Florida Gators ‘Saluting those Who Serve’ football game which took place on Saturday, November 13th.
As part of the Saluting Those Who Serve game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Air Pros CEO Anthony Perera was recognized on the field and surprised the five local Veterans highlighted for their service earlier in the game with a free air conditioning unit.
“Air Pros USA is committed to the honor and recognition of our Veterans and will continue to give back to those who have given so much to our country,” says Anthony Perera, founder of Air Pros USA. “We are proud to present this small gesture of appreciation to these Veterans and thank the Florida Gators’ for including us in their ongoing dedication to the Veteran community.”
During the game, the Gators also showed a touching video of decorated Veteran, Eddie Thomas, who was recognized for his sacrifice to the country and awarded a new A/C unit by Air Pros USA.
Thomas served in the United States Air Force from 1954-1958, as well as during the Korean War. His service included overseeing security at his base in Germany and K-9 units. During active-duty, Thomas earned a Good Conduct Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Outstanding Unit Award, Small Arms Expert Award, the National Defense Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, as well as the United Nations Service Medal. Thomas, who is legally blind, still volunteers and serves on the Korean War Veterans of America Color Guard at Veteran events and funerals. “We’re humbled our partners at Air Pros USA wanted to be a part of the “Saluting those Who Serve Game” and surprise Veterans with this incredible giveaway,” said Lee Douglas, Vice President and General Manager of Florida Gators Sports Properties. “It was a wonderful moment to show gratitude to the brave military servicemen and women who’ve done so much for our country.”
Air Pros USA is continuously finding ways to give back to the community, including Veterans and military service members. Air Pros USA will continue to look for opportunities such as donations, giveaways and hiring initiatives to support those who serve our country.
About Air Pros USA:
Air Pros USA was founded in South Florida in 2017 on the promise of integrity, reliability, and putting our customers first. The company has quickly expanded to many metro areas within Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Colorado, Georgia, Texas, and Washington, with more locations expected to be introduced soon. Air Pros USA currently employs more than 450 experienced professionals in more than a dozen metro Service locations including Miami, Orlando, Dallas, Atlanta, Colorado Springs, Mobile and Spokane. For more information visit www.airprosusa.com.
About Florida Gators Sports Properties:
Florida Gators Sports Properties is the multimedia rights holder and sports marketing arm for the University Athletic Association (UAA). In complete collaboration with UF, this local, dedicated Learfield IMG College team is committed to extending the affinity of the Gators’ brand to businesses and corporations of all sizes looking to align with the undeniably loyal and passionate collegiate sports fan base. Florida Gators Sports Properties manages all aspects of the rights relationship including venue signage; event sponsorships and promotion; corporate hospitality; television; digital engagement and visibility through the official athletics website as well as radio game broadcasts and coaches’ shows.