WILKES-BARRE, Pa., July 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sundance Vacations telephone service representatives (TSRs) organized a basket raffle to assist wounded service members helped by the Wounded Warrior Project.

After weeks of planning, employees decided that raffling off useful giveaway baskets would be a fun way to engage people at the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Sundance Vacations office. Using money out of their own pockets, the TSRs put together baskets filled with themed prizes for employees to win.

There were seven baskets for the giveaway, each packed with specially selected supplies including beauty, picnic, pet prizes and more. Tickets were three for $5 or $2 each and were on sale from Tuesday, July 5 till the day of the drawing on Tuesday, July 19 at 8 a.m.

Two local serviceman came to our Wilkes-Barre office that morning to draw the winners as a thank you for our office's support. Sargent Todd W. Knouse and Specialist Dan Miller emphasized that donations such as these go a long way towards helping soldiers in need.

Whether it be providing mental health support through the Warrior Care Network or physical therapy for injuries, the funds Sundance Vacations employees raised are graciously welcomed to help recovering veterans.

Sundance Vacations Telephone Service Representative Marketing Manager Ben Uzialko admires the time and effort his team took to support such a noble cause.

"I couldn't be more proud of the Wilkes-Barre TSR staff," Uzialko tells Sundance Vacations. "We chose the Wounded Warriors Project due to the lack of funding for our servicemen and servicewomen [and to] bring light to an important cause."

The TSR team raised a total of $441 from their fundraiser and co-owners of Sundance Vacations, John and Tina Dowd, chipped in to make the donation an even $1,000!

"Some of these people are risking their lives every day so that people like you or I can be safe," Tina Dowd said. "We can't thank them enough."

About Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project is stationed in Jacksonville, Florida, and supports servicemen and women all across the United States. By offering programs for mental and physical recovery as well as helping people find workplace opportunities and engage in peer mentoring, the Wounded Warrior Project empowers veterans and gives back to the warriors that gave for our nation.

About Sundance Vacations

Sundance Vacations is a national travel company that specializes in wholesale vacation accommodations. The company is headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and maintains offices in New Jersey, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Chicago and four call centers located in Northeastern Pa. Sundance Vacations placed in the Best Place to Work in Pennsylvania by Best Companies Group for four consecutive years, and 12th Best Place to Work out of 100 finalist companies from the Best Place to Work Illinois program. The company was recently honored for the second time as one of the Fastest-Growing Travel Companies in Pennsylvania by Inc 500/5000.

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Jennifer Villa
Digital Marketing Coordinator 
Sundance Vacations
264 Highland Park Blvd.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

1.800.220.9400 ext. 1054