Making a Difference in the Local Community, Samsung Employees Put Their Athletic and Safety Skills to the Test on Day of Service

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Making a Difference in the Local Community, Samsung Employees Put Their Athletic and Safety Skills to the Test on Day of Service

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 12:00pm

CONTENT: Press Release

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May 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, SAMSUNG EMPLOYEES PUT THEIR ATHLETIC AND SAFETY SKILLS TO THE TEST ON DAY OF SERVICE

WHAT: Bocce ball is in season at Special Olympics, and Samsung employees are teaming up with the athletes for a fun day of play and giving back on the company’s fourth semiannual Day of Service. Special Olympics is a nonprofit with chapters nationwide providing training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Texas holds more than 300 competitions on local, regional and state levels.

Other Samsung employees will spend the day at American Red Cross to help assemble comfort kits for survivors of natural disasters and wash and fix up emergency response vehicles.

Across the country, more than 4,000 Samsung employees are donating approximately 16,000 hours of service to more than 50 organizations. Since Samsung’s first Day of Service in October 2014, our employees have donated a total of more than 45,000 hours of service to 65 organizations nationwide.

At Samsung, we believe in being an active corporate citizen, investing in the communities where we work and live. Our employees power our drive to make the world a better place. During our semiannual Day of Service, our offices across the country – from New Jersey to Texas to California – close and our employees spend time supporting local and national charities and organizations.

WHEN: Friday, May 13, 2016; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Special Olympics: Foxboro Park, Richardson, TX
American Red Cross: 4800 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX

WHO: Available for Interviews:
Justin Denison, Senior Vice President of Product Marketing
Nicholas Dicarlo, Vice President of Product Marketing and Product Innovation
Donovan Kitamura, Corporate Partnerships Officer at American Red Cross

ASSETS: Photos and video available at http://www.samsung.com/us/news/

RSVP: If you are interested in covering our Day of Service, please contact:

Amanda Staab
Samsung Electronics America
201.310.6698
amanda.staab@sea.samsung.com

Jessica Dunten
Allison+Partners
646-428-0610
SamsungDoS@allisonpr.com

About Samsung Electronics North America
Samsung Electronics North America (NAHQ), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is an arm of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American brand management including Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, Samsung is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com and for the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow on Twitter @SamsungNewsUS.

Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Samsung

CONTENT: Press Release

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