FORT WORTH, Texas, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the American Airlines AAdvantage® program now have a new opportunity to contribute to a noble cause while simultaneously bumping up their mileage balances. American today announces the Summer Miles Challenge directly supporting the American Airlines Kids in Need(SM) program, which provides worldwide support to improve the quality of life for children and families with a variety of medical, educational and social service needs.
To participate, AAdvantage members simply register for the challenge with their AAdvantage number and earn 100 AAdvantage miles. For every registration, American Airlines makes a donation to Miles for Kids in Need®. In addition, American will donate a mile for every "share" on Facebook and Twitter.
Registrants are automatically entered into a larger sweepstakes where they have the chance to win up to 100,000 AAdvantage miles. Winners are selected as the number of registrants reaches mileage thresholds – and every time a sweepstakes winner is selected, American Airlines will donate the same number of miles to Miles for Kids in Need.
"The Summer Miles Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for current and potential AAdvantage members to stay engaged with us while making a difference in the lives of children around the world," said Suzanne Rubin, President – AAdvantage Loyalty Program. "American's Kids in Need program generously helps numerous organizations provide critical services to hundreds of children and their families each year, and I'm proud we can support them through this offer."
To participate in the Summer Miles Challenge, customers can visit www.facebook.com/AAdvantage.
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