For Immediate Release
WHO: BGE and KaBOOM!
WHAT: “Design Day” – when children help design a playground by providing their ideas and artwork. Children at Sarah’s Hope, a center serving homeless families in Baltimore City, will share their vision for the ideal playground with designers from KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play. The designs will be incorporated into the plans for a playground that will be constructed at Sarah’s Hope in September. BGE is the lead sponsor of the playground build, and 100 company volunteers will help build the program in one day. This will be the fourth KaBOOM! playground BGE has sponsored, previous projects include playgrounds in Anne Arundel County, Carroll County and Baltimore City.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 26 4-5 p.m.
WHERE: Sarah’s Hope 1114 N. Mount Airy Street Baltimore MD 21217
WHY: BGE and its employees are committed to enhancing the quality of life for its customers and their families in communities the company serves throughout central Maryland. One of the focus areas for BGE’s corporate citizenship is its commitment to building strong communities in central Maryland. This year, the company will contribute $5 million from parent company Exelon’s shareholders to more than 300 nonprofit organizations that focus on neighborhood development, education, the environment, arts and culture and emergency services. BGE employees, friends and family also logged more than 22,000 hours volunteering with nonprofit organizations across the service area. To learn more about BGE’s ongoing charitable activities, visit
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE delivers power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider. Like us on
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KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids – particularly those growing up in poverty in America – the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open, or improve nearly 16,300 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers, and served 8.1 million kids. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To learn why #playmatters and why cities are embracing #playability: visit kaboom.org or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom or facebook.com/kaboom.