What a weekend! Zapwater Communications was proud to be a small part of the 50th Annual Chicago & Air and Water Show. Since Zapwater opened its doors in 2004, Zapwater has been pro-bono agency of record for the USO of Illinois. The mission of the USO is to enhance the quality of life of the U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families and to create a cooperative relationship between U.S. military communities and involved or supporting civilian communities.

The USO was a big part of the Air & Water Show. On Friday, comedian Bill Murray jumped with The Army Golden Knights on behalf of the USO of Illinois. The Army Golden Knights are a valiant representation of all the brave men and women who serve our nation! Murray landed on North Avenue Beach and introduced Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, who performed a free concert. Sinise is a Goodwill Ambassador for the USO.

Later that evening, Chicago hot-spot (and Zapwater client) Bon V hosted a USO Afterparty and raised money for the organization.

On Saturday, WLS Radio broadcasted live from the Palmolive Building home of Mike and Kristina McGrath, both dedicated supporters of the USO. Chicago’s Talk Station teamed up with the USO of Illinois as host Roe Conn hosted CONN AIR; a live broadcast celebrating 50 years of aerial antics over Chicago. The special WLS presentation promoted the mission of the USO while providing Air Show play-by-play with special interviews with aerial experts, veterans, military personal. The highlight of the afternoon was meeting the crew of the USS Chicago, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine.

Even being such a small part of this amazing weekend, Zapwater is proud to be the agency chosen to help get the word out about all of the amazing things the USO does for our men and women in uniform.

David Zapata