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WHEATON, Ill., Jan. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- Jason Elam, the Denver Broncos All-Pro kicker and 2x Super Bowl Champion, will visit United States troops in Iraq from January 28 to February 8, 2008, on a goodwill military Super Sunday Tour™ in celebration of the Super Bowl.
"I jumped at the opportunity to participate in this visit to Iraq," says Elam. "I have a brother in the Army and have nothing but respect for the men and women serving overseas. This seemed like a great way to express my support firsthand."
Organized by Pro Sports MVP, Elam will be joined on the 10-day tour by Oakland Raiders Wide Receiver Tim Dwight, former Oakland Raiders Offensive Guard Steve Wisniewski, and Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders Sarah Johnson and Krisandra Shimpa. The tour group will watch the New England Patriots versus the New York Giants Super Bowl Game with troops in the wee hours of the morning in Iraq.
Elam, who recently released his first novel "Monday Night Jihad" (Tyndale) co-authored with Steve Yohn, will be signing copies of his book during the tour. Elam's novel has a strong military theme as the central character Riley Covington is an Air Force Academy graduate who fulfills his military commitment serving in Air Forces Special Ops in Afghanistan and then goes on to play professional football. A terrorist attack on his home turf pulls Covington back into his Special Ops life. Elam based the character on former Air Force graduates Steve Russ, Chad Henning and Chis Gizzi.
Elam will write a blog and post pictures from the tour on the website www.mondaynightjihad.com.
The Super Sunday Tour™ will visit numerous bases throughout Iraq and Kuwait. All events will be directed by Pro Sports MVP tour manager Brian Lee, who has been involved with more than 20 tours to the Middle East.
Celebrity services and event management for the Super Sunday Tour™ is provided by Pro Springs MVP, a full service marketing firm which develops and implements sports-themed marketing programs and provides marketing services for more than one thousand celebrity personalities.
For more information on Monday Night Jihad, visit www.mondaynightjihad.com.