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Organizations Invited to Compete for 'Newman's Own' Awards

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2005 – Volunteer organizations are invited to compete for a share of $50,000 in grants in the 6th annual "Newman's Own" award program sponsored by Newman's Own, Fisher House, and the Military Times Media Group.

"Just provide information on your innovative plan that improves the quality of life for military families and their communities, and your organization could be awarded funding for implementing the plan," said a news release from the Fisher House Foundation announcing the 2005 program.

Judges will rank all submissions, and the one deemed most outstanding will receive a $10,000 grant. The remaining $40,000 will be allocated to other organizations by the judges.

Specific rules of eligibility are available at the Fisher House Foundation's Web site or by calling (888) 294-8560 toll-free. Entries must be received by April 30.

The Newman's Own Award is jointly funded through the sale of Newman's Own products at military commissaries worldwide, Fisher House Foundation and Military Times Media Group. World War II veteran and actor Paul Newman donates all his profits from the sale of Newman's Own products to charitable and educational causes. Since 1982, he has donated more than $150 million to thousands of charities.

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