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Snowball Express arrives at Salt Lake City Airport

Dec 3, 2022, 4:00 PM | Updated: Dec 5, 2022, 8:14 am

This morning the Gary Sinise Foundation's Snowball Express made a pit stop at the new SLC Airport o...

The new SLC Airport welcomed 9 families from Utah who have lost a family member while serving in the U.S. military. (Photo credit: SLC Airport)

(Photo credit: SLC Airport)

SALT LAKE CITY — This morning the Gary Sinise Foundation’s Snowball Express made a pit stop at the new SLC Airport on its way to Orlando Walt Disney World. 

The foundation’s sponsor American Airlines helped bring over 1,900 family members who have lost loved ones serving in the United States military to Disney World. American Airlines donated 11 charter aircrafts staffed with volunteer crew to transport the families members. 

In a Twitter post, SLC Airport said the departure gate, transformed into a Winter Wonderland, welcomed 9 families from UT. 

Also, the charters landed at 22 different cities across the country to fly participants to Flordia. Further, hundreds of participants traveled from around the world for the experience.

In Orlando, family members can participate in empowerment workshops, regional community events, and a five-day Disney World experience.

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Snowball Express arrives at Salt Lake City Airport