BGE Sponsors The Best of Soulful Symphony Concert to Benefit the Hippodrome Foundation, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Sponsors The Best
of Soulful Symphony Concert to Benefit the Hippodrome
The one-night-only special performance will benefit the Hippodrome
Foundation, Inc.’s community outreach and education activities
BALTIMORE, Feb. 21, 2013 – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) <http://www.bge.com/Pages/default.aspx> today announced that it will sponsor The Best of Soulful Symphony Concert on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore. BGE’s $20,000 sponsorship of this one-night-only special performance will benefit the Hippodrome Foundation, Inc.’s <http://www.hippodromefoundation.org/> community outreach and education activities. Specifically, the concert will support the Soulful Symphony residency program at Lansdowne High School, where Soulful Symphony musicians will work with students to help improve skills and create an overall appreciation of the arts.
As part of its commitment to building strong communities in central Maryland, BGE supports educational initiatives like the Hippodrome Foundation, Inc. <http://www.hippodromefoundation.org/> programs, which support and encourage students of all ages to work hard and develop skills that will help them contribute to the future growth and success of our society. Since its founding nearly 200 years ago, BGE has played an integral role in working with Maryland communities to address economic development, public safety, civic issues and other initiatives that help enhance our neighborhoods. Through the use of shareholder dollars, BGE supports programs that deliver measurable and sustainable impact in areas of energy efficiency and assistance, education, the environment, economic and community development, emergency response and safety.
BGE’s corporate citizenship aligns with that of its parent company, Exelon Corporation. As part of Exelon’s merger in March 2012, Exelon and its subsidiaries have committed to maintain charitable giving of an average of $7 million per year in Maryland, including BGE’s service area, for the next 10 years. BGE’s sponsorship of The Best of Soulful Symphony benefit concert fulfills part of that commitment.
Established in 1976, the Hippodrome Foundation, Inc <http://www.hippodromefoundation.org/> ., a 501(c)3 nonprofit partner of the Hippodrome Theater, aims to increase access to the arts for Baltimore City students and maximize community access to the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center. Through free outreach and education programs, the Hippodrome Foundation, Inc. works to increase the understanding and appreciation of all aspects of theater. Since the Hippodrome Theater opened in 2004, the Hippodrome Foundation, Inc. has reached more than 40,000 students through its free educational programs. For more information, visitwww.hippodromefoundation.org. <http://www.hippodromefoundation.org/>
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