Thursday, July 7, 2022

Here are the places you can have a burger, hot dog and help the USO

The Second Annual Cookout for the Troops will be this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 49 Hampton Roads new car dealerships.  

The event salutes the military and raises funds for the USO of Hampton Roads, according to a news release from the Hampton Roads Automobile Dealers Association.

Anyone with a military ID – including active, retired, reserve and dependents – gets a free hot dog or hamburger at participating HRADA dealerships.

All others may get a hot dog or burger with a donation to the USO.

People are asked to drive in and donate their cup-holder change. The USO will be at each dealership to collect contributions, according to the news release.

Also, USO of Hampton Roads will receive $25 for every test drive during the event, donated by participating HRADA dealerships.

Last year’s Cookout for the Troops generated more than $20,000 for USO of Hampton Roads, HRADA said.

Click here for information.

Here’s a list of participating dealers:

  • Banister Nissan Of Norfolk
  • Banister Nissan Of Chesapeake
  • Casey BMW
  • Casey Chevrolet
  • Casey Honda
  • Casey Kia
  • Casey Toyota
  • Casey Volkswagen Subaru
  • Cavalier Ford Chesapeake Square
  • Cavalier Ford Greenbrier
  • Cavalier Mazda
  • Charles Barker Lexus Newport News
  • Charles Barker Lexus Virginia Beach
  • Charles Barker Maserati
  • Charles Barker Mercedes-Benz
  • Charles Barker Toyota
  • Checkered Flag Honda
  • Checkered Flag Hyundai
  • Checkered Flag Toyota
  • Checkered Flag Volkswagen
  • Duke Automotive
  • First Team Toyota
  • Gloucester Toyota
  • Hall Acura Newport News
  • Hall Acura Virginia Beach
  • Hall Chevrolet
  • Hall Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Chesapeake
  • Hall Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Virginia Beach
  • Hall Ford, Lincoln Newport News
  • Hall Honda
  • Hall Hyundai Chesapeake
  • Hall Hyundai Newport News
  • Hall Mazda
  • Hall Nissan Chesapeake
  • Hall Nissan Virginia Beach
  • Pomoco Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Ram Newport News
  • Pomoco Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Ram, Alfa Romeo, Fiat Hampton
  • Pomoco Nissan, Mitsubishi Of Hampton
  • Rick Hendrick Cadillac
  • Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
  • Southern Buick, GMC, Kia Greenbrier
  • Southern Chrysler, Jeep Greenbrier
  • Southern Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Fiat Norfolk
  • Southern Buick, GMC, Kia Virginia Beach
  • Southern Volkswagen
  • Tysinger Audi
  • Tysinger Hyundai, Genesis
  • Tysinger Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter, Smart
  • Wynne Ford
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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