Carson Daly, Brooklyn Decker Join Lowe’s In Saluting 750 Military Guests at 4th of July Celebration

Posted on Jul 3 2013 - 8:34pm by Danity Donnaly


This past Saturday, Carson Daly and Brooklyn Decker joined representatives from Lowe’s and the USO as celebrity judges for a charity grill-off at Nationals Park to thank the U.S. armed forces and celebrate the Fourth of July.

Lowe’s and the USO treated hundreds of servicemen and women and their families to an all-American event headlined by a charity grill-off today at Nationals Park to thank the U.S. armed forces and celebrate the Fourth of July. “Grill Sergeants” from each branch of the military put their grilling skills to the test during the all-star grilling competition.

The winning Grill Sergeant, Lance Cpl. Noah Bratcher of the U.S. Marines and his wife Cassandra, created the best burger among six branch chefs who fired up their Master Forge grills. The Marines won bragging rights, and Lowe’s donated $100,000 to the USO on its behalf.

Chefs from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard and Navy were given 40 minutes to turn a recipe with surprise ingredients into a burger worth saluting. Celebrities Carson Daly and Brooklyn Decker attended the event in support of the troops and served as judges alongside Elaine Rogers, President and CEO, USO of Metropolitan Washington, and Tom Lamb, Lowe’s chief marketing officer. Each team won gift cards and a grilling prize package for participating in the event.

The invited guests cheered on their favorite military branch and then enjoyed a day at the ballpark. Military families participated in free activities, including movie-themed Build & Grow clinics, face painting, cornhole tournaments, behind-the-scenes tours of the ballpark, a picnic-style cookout and more.

Check out photos from the event below.

6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Robyn Good July 3, 2013 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Always nice to see our troops recognized!

  2. jody July 3, 2013 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    Will Obama show up too?

  3. busybee July 5, 2013 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Go Marines!!! Haha Glad to know that some people still help out the USO.

  4. maurice July 7, 2013 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    carson daly is such a stunner, love her

  5. Allie May 28, 2014 at 3:04 am - Reply

    Love to see the service men honored, can’t do that enough

  6. Janelle May 28, 2014 at 3:08 am - Reply

    What a great event and a great way to do good

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