FRESNO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronics, partnered with Susan G. Komen® Central Valley, Business Street and the Fresno Grizzlies for a successful e-waste recycling collection event last week at Chukchansi Park. All proceeds will benefit Komen Central Valley. In recognition of their teamwork and efforts, Komen Central Valley will present ERI and the Fresno Grizzlies with the “Power of a Partner” Award tomorrow. The “Power of a Partner” Award is presented to organizations and sponsors that go above and beyond in their efforts to support Komen Central Valley’s causes.
ERI and the Grizzlies gathered more than 40,000 pounds of electronic waste at the event, which was designed to give the local community an opportunity to conveniently unload their old computers, television sets and other outdated, unusable or unwanted consumer electronic devices for recycling. ERI will responsibly recycle all of the e-waste collected at the event, guaranteeing data security and privacy destruction for all material collected.
At no charge, residents were invited to drop off outdated electronics from garages, homes or offices. TVs, computers, monitors, laptops, printers, cell phones, print cartridges and other electronic devices were accepted. Items containing data will undergo ERI's secure data destruction process.
Sharon Johnson, Komen Central Valley Executive Director said, "Komen Central Valley is proud to partner with ERI and the Fresno Grizzlies (Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros). Proceeds from this event will help fund no-cost mammograms, diagnostic tests, culturally appropriate breast cancer education programs and treatment for breast cancer survivors."
Chukchansi Park, the home of the Fresno Grizzlies, served as the easy-to-find drop-off point and helped coordinate the extremely successful event. Everyone who brought their e-waste to Chukchansi Park during the event also received a voucher for two Field Level Reserve tickets for a Fresno Grizzlies home game as an added bonus. Over 450 game vouchers were distributed.
“It’s a great honor to have partnered with our friends at Komen Central Valley, Business Street and the Fresno Grizzlies,” said John S. Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers International. “It has been rewarding to be able to provide a responsible and convenient way for the people of Fresno to recycle their unwanted electronics while supporting Komen Central Valley’s important work. We are extremely proud of this collaboration and what we have been able to accomplish together."
About Susan G. Komen® Central Valley:
Carolyn Jorgensen founded the Susan G. Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure® in 1999. As a breast cancer survivor, Carolyn’s desire was to bring breast cancer survivors together, educate about the importance of early detection and raise funds for screening, treatment and research. Diagnosed with recurrent breast cancer in 2005, Carolyn battled the disease courageously until she passed away in 2007. She will always be remembered for her efforts, which have made a tremendous impact on residents of Fresno County. Since its inception in 1999, the Central Valley Affiliate has invested $3 million in local programs of education, screening and treatment. Nearly $1 million has supported the Komen National Award and Research Program. For more information about Susan G. Komen Central Valley, Komen Race for the Cure and available resources visit www.komencentralvalley.org or call 559-229-4255.
About the Fresno Grizzlies:
The Fresno Grizzlies are the Triple-A Baseball affiliate of the Houston Astros and compete in the 16-team Pacific Coast League, which is one of two leagues in the world playing the highest form of Minor League Baseball. The Grizzlies finished up the first half of the 2015 season this past Sunday, compiling a 53-38 record and holding a nine-game division lead. Fresno only hosts four home games the rest of July, but then begins a stretch of playing 25 home games in 37 days starting on August 1st. For details on the latest ticket plans or group outing rates, contact the front office at 559-320-HITS or visit FresnoGrizzlies.com.
About Business Street:
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Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world's largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, is e-Stewards and R2 certified to de-manufacture and recycle every type of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly manner. ERI processes more than 275 million pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations, serving every zip code in the United States. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit www.electronicrecyclers.com.