Please see the attached media advisory and consider attending the BGE and ENERGY STAR #ChangeTheWorld Tour Kickoff at the unveiling of a 3-day, complete makeover of the Boys and Girls Club of Edgewood this Thursday, Oct. 9 at 5:30 p.m. In addition, students in the Boys and Girls Club STEM club will unveil their new music video at the event!

You are also invited to come out during the day today or tomorrow to capture “before” shots of the Club, as well as action shots of volunteers completing a variety of upgrades and renovations. Great photo, video and interview opportunities.

Please contact me with any questions.

 

BGE and ENERGY STAR® Kickoff #ChangeTheWorld Tour with Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Unveiling of a Complete Makeover of the Boys and Girls Club of Edgewood on Thursday 

Complete makeover made possible with support from The Home Depot, Samsung, Gardiners Furniture, BEMO Energy Solutions, C&J Contractors and Art with a Heart

 

WHO:          Boys and Girls Club of Edgewood staff, students and their families

David Craig, Harford County Executive

BGE representatives and employee volunteers

Representatives from ENERGY STAR, The Home Depot, Samsung, Gardiners Furniture, BEMO Energy Solutions, C&J Contractors and Art with a Heart

WHAT:       BGE, ENERGY STAR and the Boys and Girls Club of Edgewood invite the media to join them, along with the representatives from ENERGY STAR, The Home Depot, Samsung, Gardiners Furniture, BEMO Energy Solutions, C&J Contractors, Art with a Heart and the staff, students and families of the Boys and Girls Club, for the official unveiling of the newly renovated and upgraded Boys and Girls Club of Edgewood. BGE volunteers will complete various community service projects at the Boys and Girls Club over a 3-day period, as part of the ENERGY STAR #ChangeTheWorld Tour kickoff. The 3-day makeover will culminate with an unveiling Thursday evening and includes:

  • Energy efficient lighting upgrades throughout the entire facility, including all classrooms, the gymnasium and all outdoor lighting, courtesy of BGE Smart Energy Savers Program®, BEMO Energy Solutions and C&J Contractors
  • New energy efficient televisions, refrigerators and tablets, courtesy of Samsung
  • New furniture and rugs throughout the Club, courtesy of Gardiners Furniture
  • Painting projects in all classrooms
  • Appliance upgrades and recycling through BGE appliance recycling partner JACO
  • Constructing walls to divide classrooms for increased learning opportunities for students
  • Constructing bookcases and tables
  • Landscaping
  • New blinds for exterior windows

In addition, students in the Boys and Girls Club STEM program will unveil their new music video at the event.

WHEN:       Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
5:30 p.m.

(Media also invited throughout the day Wednesday, Oct. 8 and Thursday, Oct. 9 to get footage and photos of volunteers completing various makeover projects at the Club. This can be coordinated by contacting Rachael Lighty at [email protected] or 410.470.7433.)

WHERE:    Boys and Girls Club of Edgewood
2002 Cedar Drive
Edgewood, Md. 21040

WHY:          As part of its commitment to building strong communities in central Maryland, BGE supports initiatives like the Boys and Girls Club Makeover and the ENERGY STAR #ChangeTheWorld Tour.ENERGY STAR’s first-ever #ChangeTheWorld Tour pairs public and private organizations across the country together to make a difference in people’s lives through energy efficiency and community service.

In 2013 alone, BGE employees, friends and family logged more than 25,000 hours volunteering with more than 135 different community organizations. Equivalent to 12 years of full-time service, these volunteer efforts offer BGE’s nonprofit partners the opportunity to reinvest resources and better serve communities throughout central Maryland.

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, the environment, education, economic and community development, and emergency response and safety.

Visuals:       Photo, video and b roll opportunities of volunteers completing a serious of upgrades and renovations and the official unveiling of the completed makeover project. In addition, interview opportunities will be available with The Boys and Girls Club staff and students, and representatives from all participating companies.

                     *BGE can also provide “before” photos and b roll, as requested.