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Chicago-Style Pizzas Delivered To Troops Overseas For Super Bowl

02/01/2011 11:50 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Chicago Bears may not be in the Super Bowl (thanks, Jay), but that isn't stopping an Elk Grove, Ill. family from spreading the Chicago-style love on game day.

Pizzas 4 Patriots, a local nonprofit started by retired Master Sergeant Mark Evans and his son, has its "Operation Pizza Bowl" in full swing, according to the Associated Press. The group is sending a "slice of home" -- a deep-dish slice, of course -- to U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Korea, just in time for the Super Bowl on February 6.

About 7,000 pizzas will be shipped overseas. Uno Chicago Grill is responsible for making most of the deep-dish pies, and a private label pizza company chipped in as well. DHL is shipping the comestibles around the world.

This is the third year Pizzas 4 Patriots delivers pizza to overseas troops for the big game. They also deliver pizzas to troops on July 4 and Veterans Day.

To find out how to buy a pie for soldiers serving abroad, visit the website or send an e-mail to Pizzas4patriots@gmail.com.

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