Ex-Air Force Pilot Giving Away Franchise to Iraq or Afghanistan Vet

A former Air Force pilot is helping a fellow veteran get started in business. Jack Child, the founder of pavement-marking franchise YELLOW DAWG STRIPING, launched a social media Facebook campaign – Operation Stripes for Veterans – that will offer one honorably discharged U.S. military Iraq or Afghanistan veteran the chance to become a small-business owner of a YELLOW DAWG STRIPING franchise. YELLOW DAWG STRIPING works with businesses to create lines and traffic markings to enhance safety, comply with laws and make parking lots more attractive.

“As a U.S. military veteran myself, I understand firsthand the hardships and challenges veterans can face as they transition into civilian life,” said Child, a former Army soldier and Air Force pilot. “We hope to relieve the burden of transition for at least one returning serviceman (or woman). It is the least we can do as a franchise system to show our troops the support they deserve.”

The Facebook promotion allows eligible veterans to upload an essay of 250 words or less and/or video testimonial to the YELLOW DAWG STRIPING Facebook fan page explaining why they want to become a small-business owner. Each contestant is encouraged to share his or her video with friends and family on the social media platform to obtain as many ‘Like’ votes by May 20, 2011, Armed Forces Day. The top 10 videos with the most ‘Like’ votes will be reviewed and considered by a panel of seven judges, and the winner will be announced on Memorial Day, May 30, 2011.

Besides waiving the $7,500 franchise fee, YELLOW DAWG STRIPING will provide a customized enclosed equipment trailer worth $5,500, hands-on training, business support systems and miscellaneous tools and uniforms. The total retail value of the giveaway exceeds $28,000.

To enter the Facebook contest, click here.

The Promotion consists of a Franchise Giveaway for one YELLOW DAWG STRIPING Pavement Marking Franchise ends on 05/21/11 at 11:59:59 P.M., EDT.

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