|APRIL 19, 2017
SUN NATIONAL BANK CENTER PARTNERS WITH QUAKER PENN PARK FOR COMCAST CARES DAY INITIATIVE
Trenton, NJ – April 19, 2017 – More than 15 local Spectra by Comcast Spectacor employees from the Sun National Bank Center and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer to improve Quaker Penn Park in Morrisville, PA on Saturday, April 22, as part of the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day.
Spectra, part of Comcast, provides Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Ticketing & Fan Engagement to the Sun National Bank Center.
Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it’s the culmination of Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment to volunteerism that began when the company was founded more than 50 years ago. From using technology to create positive change, such as wiring community centers and libraries and teaching digital literacy skills, to mentoring youth, to beautifying parks, Comcast NBCUniversal employees volunteer on this day, and throughout the year, to make a lasting impact. This year, the Company expects more than 100,000 volunteers to participate in approximately 900 projects across the country and around the world. To date, volunteers have contributed nearly 5 million volunteer hours at 7,700 projects since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001.
Spectra staff from the Sun National Bank Center will join forces with other Comcast, NBCUniversal, and Comcast Spectacor employees across the country to lend a hand in their local communities as part of Comcast Cares Day. The Sun National Bank Center staff will assist with cleaning up Quaker Penn Park in Morrisville, PA. The goal of the cleanup is to improve the amazing aspects of Quaker Penn Park including multipurpose sports fields, picnic areas, fishing, walking and biking trails.
“As we celebrate our 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, we are so proud to partner with Quaker Penn Park to give back in our community,” said Spectra’s Fran Rodowicz, General Manager at the Sun National Bank Center. “It’s truly amazing what’s possible when the whole staff volunteers and donates their time to make a difference in the lives of others. I’m inspired by the community’s response to Comcast Cares Day, and am so thankful for the participants who help to make this effort a success today and throughout the year.”
“This is the 3rd year our township is partnering with Comcast Cares on an Earth Day cleanup project,” said Park Director Brian Andrews. “Our goal as a township is to make and keep our parks clean, efficient, and safe to use. Partners such as the Sun National Bank Center and Comcast are necessary to make that goal become a reality. I cannot thank our volunteer partners enough for the effort and diligence they put into helping us maintain our beautiful park system.”
The Comcast Foundation will also provide grants to local community partner organizations across the country on behalf of everyone who volunteers on Comcast Cares Day. The grants will help Comcast’s community partners continue their mission of serving the community throughout the year. To date, the Comcast Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to local non-profit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.
Additionally, Comcast will once again fold in the broad support and amplification of Global Citizen and Red Nose Day, organizations aiming to end extreme poverty globally and in the United States. These organizations use the universal language of music and entertainment as a vehicle to engage people around the world to make a difference. By amplifying our support of these initiatives on Comcast Cares Day, Comcast NBCUniversal is providing additional ways to help drive positive change in our communities.
For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community.
If you are interested in becoming a part of Comcast Cares Day as a volunteer, you may sign-up online at the volunteer portal at www.comcastinthecommunity.com. If you have any questions please contact Anthony Stumpo at 609-656-3233 or Anthony_Stumpo@comcastspectacor.com
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—expanding digital literacy, promoting community service, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $195 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.