Lowe’s thanks troops with D.C. charity grill-off

Lowe’s Tom Lamb presents the USO’s Elaine Rodgers and Cathy Martens with a $100,000 donation to the USO on behalf of the Marines. Lance Cpl. Noah Bratcher of the U.S. Marines and his wife Cassandra won Saturday’s grilling competition.

"Grill Sergeants" were turned loose on servicemen and their families during a charity grill-off this weekend at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. 

Lowe’s, which counts 16,000 military veterans on its payroll, and the USO treated hundreds of servicemen and women and their families to the charity grill-off. “Grill Sergeants” from each branch of the military put their grilling skills to the test during the all-star grilling competition.

“Today, Lowe’s gave military families a chance to have a great time,” said USO president and CEO Sloan Gibson. “Their generous donation also makes it possible for the USO to continue providing important programs and services to those who need us most. On this Fourth of July, we are grateful to Lowe’s for joining us as we show our troops that their service and sacrifice are appreciated.” 

The winning Grill Sergeant, Lance Cpl. Noah Bratcher of the U.S. Marines and his wife Cassandra, created the best burger among six branch chefs who fired up their Lowe's Master Forge grills. Lowe’s also donated $100,000 to the USO.

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