Friday, January 22, 2010

Citizens Shares the Dream at MLK and Pride Parks

Citizens Energy Group and some partnering contractors recently contributed more than $110,000 in in-kind work and hundreds of hours of employee volunteer service to Indy Parks to renovate Martin Luther King Park’s pool bathhouse on the City’s Near-Northside and Pride Park Community Center on the City’s Eastside.

“With Sharing the Dream, Citizens Energy Group reaffirms its commitment to helping the City of Indianapolis create a world-class parks system,” said Mayor Greg Ballard. “This very generous donation of time, energy and resources by Citizens Energy Group’s staff and leadership showcases the community spirit of this corporate entity and exemplifies the kind of public-private partnerships we seek to support our assets for decades to come.”

Sharing the Dream 2010 marks Citizens Energy Group’s second service project with Indy Parks. Citizens Energy Group’s first Sharing the Dream project in January 2009 resulted in more than $50,000 worth of improvements to Brookside Park Family Center. Funding for the projects was provided from revenue from non-utility companies Citizens operates. Ratepayer dollars were not used.

“Through Sharing the Dream 2010, Citizens Energy Group is proud to continue our tradition of honoring Dr. King and his tremendous service to humanity by supporting the renovations at Martin Luther King Park and Pride Park,” said Carey Lykins, president and CEO of Citizens Energy Group. “We are privileged to work with Indy Parks while reinforcing our commitment to neighborhood redevelopment and enhancing the quality of life in our community.”

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