Wednesday, June 22, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY -- $1.77 Million Donation to Summer Learning, Lunch Programs

Reporters and editors: Below is a news release from Walmart regarding an event at the Summer Fun Café barbecue on Thursday. Contact me or Ashley Robinson at Walmart for information.


Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (Desk)
(619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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For Planning Purposes Contact: Ashley Robinson for Walmart

June 21, 2011 Phone: 916.307.7311

San Diego Council President Tony Young, Community Leaders, Walmart Foundation to Announce $1.77 Million Effort to Provide Summer Services to San Diego Children

San Diego, CA -- San Diego Council President Tony Young, community leaders and the Walmart Foundation will make an announcement about major funding and summer program expansion for San Diego students. Grants totaling $1,773,450 will be given to San Diego organizations to expand nutrition and learning services for elementary, middle and high school students throughout the summer months.

This announcement will be held at a community barbeque where they will be using new barbecues to feedapproximately 200 families that were provided as a part of this grant.

WHEN: Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 11:30am

WHO: San Diego Council President Tony Young

Richard Barrera, President, San Diego Unified School District Board of Education

Stacey LoMedico, Director, San Diego Park & Recreation Department

Randy Barth, Founder & CEO of THINK Together

Sara Mosburg, Director of Child Nutrition Services for the South Bay Union School District

Steve Markey, Market Manager in the San Diego region for Walmart

WHERE: Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center

6401 Skyline Dr.

San Diego, CA 92114

VISUALS: Media will be able to shoot footage of the community barbeque, the equipment purchased with the grant money to feed San Diego families, and the overall festivities of event.