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Disney on Ice salutes Fort Campbell Families with special Toy Story 3 on Performance


“Operation Celebrate Children” to Feature National Anthem by Award-winning Artist Trace Adkins

Nashville, TN – Families of Fort Campbell soldiers on active duty will be treated on Saturday, October 2nd, to a private, free performance of Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Fort Campbell families, who have recently seen their service members deployed for the third and fourth times, will also be treated to a national anthem performance by multiplatinum, award-winning country music star Trace Adkins.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will welcome attendees and will be presented a 101st Airborne Division flag by Ann Campbell, wife of Major General John F. Campbell, the commanding general of the Combined Joint Task Force 101, and Sylvia Phipps, wife of Brigadier General Warren Phipps, the Deputy Commander of Support, during a special opening ceremony.

Feld Entertainment, producer of Disney On Ice, partnered with MetLife, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and Clarksville businessman Jack Turner to make this special performance a reality.

“Feld Entertainment has long supported the efforts of the military,” said Bill Powell, regional vice president, Feld Entertainment. “Operation Celebrate Children recognizes the families behind our soldiers and offers something exciting and carefree during these stressful times.”

“We currently have a large number of Fort Campbell troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and numerous other locations around the world,” said Colonel Dominic Caraccilo, Deputy Commander, 101st Airborne Division and Senior Commander, Fort Campbell, KY. “Generosity shown to our military families is truly special. It’s hard to find words that show an adequate appreciation.”

As part of the free performance, approximately 172 Gold Star Family members will be honored guests at a post-show reception hosted by Little Caesars of Hopkinsville and Anna Caryl Guffey with some of the stars from the show. These families have lost a loved one in support of combat operations around the world.

“Our military families sacrifice so much for our country, and it is important for the Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky communities to show our appreciation of Fort Campbell families,” said Jack Turner, who, along with Anna Caryl Guffey, coordinated the event. “It’s tough on these families at home whose soldier is serving our country for all of us. This special performance gives them a fun, relaxing event to enjoy together.”

About Disney on Ice’s Production of Toy Story 3

Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 brings the summer’s biggest hit movie, Toy Story 3, and memorable moments from Toy Story and Toy Story 2, to the ice. This brand-new ice spectacular visits Nashville from Thursday, September 30th, to Sunday, October 3rd, for seven performances at Bridgestone Arena.

About Feld Entertainment Inc

Feld Entertainment, Inc., is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live.




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