Old Town Area Resident Carla Knapp Honored with 2013 “Maytag® Dependable Leader” Award

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Old Town Area Resident Carla Knapp Honored with 2013 “Maytag® Dependable Leader” Award

Award recognizes Boys & Girls Club professionals and volunteers who exemplify dependability with $20,000 grant for their local club
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Old Town, Maine Area Resident Carla Knapp Honored with 2013 @MaytagBrand Dependable Leader Award
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 4:25pm

CAMPAIGN: Maytag Brand and Boys & Girls Club of America

CONTENT: Press Release

OLD TOWN, MAINE, AUGUST 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Maytag® brand and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) announced today that Carla Knapp has been named a “2013 Maytag Dependable Leader” in acknowledgment for her dedication to keeping youth on the path to achieving great futures. The Maytag Dependable Leader Award recognizes club professionals and volunteers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of youth by being dependable and exceptional role models.

Carla Knapp was selected as one of 25 recipients to receive the distinction and a $20,000 financial award to help further extend her respective focus with the Maine Native Boys & Girls Clubs. Carla Knapp intends to use the one-time grant to develop and implement a Strength Based Youth Diversion Program, a partnership with the Juvenile Community Corrections Officer of Region 3 of the larger Bangor area.

“Carla Knapp is truly a dependable leader who selflessly gives her time and efforts to the Maine Native Boys & Girls Clubs, and we are proud to see her recognized with this incredible award from Maytag,” said Joseph Knapp of Maine Native Boys & Girls Clubs, “Through the Maytag Dependable Leader Award, Carla Knapp will continue making a positive impact in our community and build upon our reach.  Her dependable leadership will lead the way for the Strength Based Youth Diversion Program.  We are grateful to Maytag for supporting our organization’s efforts to serve young people and make a difference in their lives.”

Boys & Girls Clubs provides services and support that enable youth to reach their full potential. With a heritage of dependability dating back more than 100 years, the Maytag brand mission is to build high-performing products consumers can count on. The partnership between Maytag and BGCA seeks to promote dependability – a quality that the Clubs’ staff and volunteers strive for every day and is central to the Maytag brand.

“The Maytag Dependable Leader Award allows the brand to give back to Boys & Girls Club professionals and volunteers who continue to give tirelessly of themselves to the Clubs and the youth they work with,” said William Beck, senior brand director, Maytag.  “Carla Knapp provides her Club with passion and untiring devotion; it is our honor to recognize her with this award.”

About Maytag Brand

For more than a century, Maytag brand appliances have been synonymous with dependability and durability. Through the commitment of Whirlpool Corporation, Maytag brand’s enduring tradition of quality production and performance continues to thrive. Exceptionally durable, commercial-grade components are found in many Maytag brand appliances – including Maytag® Maxima® front-load and Maytag® Bravos® top-load washers and dryers. Maytag brand is part of the Whirlpool Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $18 billion in 2012, 68,000 employees, and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. For more information on any Maytag brand appliance, visit http://www.maytag.com.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 Clubs serve some 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.


Joseph Knapp                                    Jetaun Adkins                                Andrea Betts                                    

Maine Native Boys & Girls Club               Boys & Girls Clubs of America           Ketchum for Maytag Brand

(207) 817-3279                                 (404) 487-5945                             (646) 935-4269

                                                        jadkins@bgca.org                          andrea.betts@ketchum.com


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CAMPAIGN: Maytag Brand and Boys & Girls Club of America

CONTENT: Press Release