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Smiles Over Miles

November 23, 2010 09:22 ET

Smiles Over Miles Selected by Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka for Holiday Gifts to U.S. Service Members

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - November 23, 2010) - Smiles Over Miles, a program that provides U.S. service members with a free platform to send and receive secure video messages, was selected by Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka as the recipient of gifts to the troops this holiday season. Instead of the typical gift box this year, each bottle instead displays a necker with information about the Smiles Over Miles program, and how Fuzzy is giving support to the military serving our Country.

For each bottle purchased, Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka will donate one Smiles Over Miles account card to a U.S. service member. "God bless our troops. As an American-made product, Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka and I are honored to support our troops with our partnership with Smiles Over Miles. It's a fantastic program and I am glad we are able to contribute. I want to personally thank our service members for their sacrifice," said Fuzzy Zoeller, professional golfer and founder of Fuzzy's Vodka.

Originally developed by the USO of North Carolina to send DVD messages to troops but enhanced through the efforts of Privacy Data Systems and their 21st century technology, Smiles Over Miles is a program that is growing nationally, with over 70,000 accounts distributed in the past six months. U.S. service members are given complimentary accounts, which they can use to send, receive and download video messages over a secure connection, to friends and family -- which is especially meaningful during times of deployment. 

"Fuzzy's support of the 'Smiles over Miles' program goes a long way to enabling Privacy Data System to provide the means for our military, their family and friends to remain connected during deployments or separations. The smile one sees on a young child when they receive a private video message from a deployed parent is priceless -- as is the support of sponsors like Fuzzy Vodka," said retired Army Lt. Col. John Falkenbury, president of USO of North Carolina.

The Smiles Over Miles program is powered by Privacy Data Systems (PDS), a leading provider of privacy and military-grade secure communications software internationally. 

About Smiles Over Miles:
Smiles Over Miles, a collaboration between participating USO Centers and Privacy Data Systems, LLC, brings deployed military service members and loved ones close together across any distance. With ePackage™ technology developed by PDS, active military can easily send and receive private video messages to family and friends from any computer with an internet connection and webcam. For more information, visit www.SmilesOverMiles.com.

About Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka:
Created by golf legend Fuzzy Zoeller, Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka is dedicated to providing exceptional vodka to enhance the enjoyment of the moment. With the breath-taking golf landscape visible through a frosted glass bottle, Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka has received the prestigious gold medal and a 94 rating from the Beverage Testing Institute and is distributed in twenty-five states. Made in the USA for Fuzzy's Spirits, LLC, Indianapolis, IN. Vodka 40% ALC. by volume, distilled from grain. Additional information about Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka is available at www.fuzzyvodka.com or www.fuz.com

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