OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is offering six lucky #PGEPowerFans a “golden” opportunity to win a chance to participate in the Golden State Warriors’ victory parade in Oakland on Friday, June 19. In honor of the Warriors first championship title in 40 years, PG&E also invites all fans to follow, like and post on the company’s social media properties: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Winners will be selected Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 5 p.m. and must 18 years or older and reside within 75 miles of Oakland, California. PG&E employees, families and affiliates are not eligible to win. For more information, and a complete list of contest rules as well as ways to participate, visit www.pge.com/parade.
“PG&E is proud to support the City of Oakland, Bay Area residents and to call the Golden State Warriors our local champions. The Warriors post-season has been full of amazing energy and PG&E would like to offer six lucky customers the opportunity to feel the energy at Friday’s victory parade,” said Laurie Giammona, senior vice president and chief customer officer for PG&E.
The utility also proudly supports the Warriors #StrengthInNumbers and will provide several vehicles to pull parade floats and bucket trucks to hang banners along the victory parade route in Oakland.
In time for Game 3 of the finals, PG&E and the City of Oakland decked out the perimeter of Oakland’s Lake Merritt with Warriors’ colored bulbs. The blue LED bulbs were installed over a two day period by the City’s Public Works Department through a grant from PG&E for the energy efficient lights as well as the labor costs associated with the project.
PG&E has a long and sustained relationship with the Golden State Warriors. As a team sponsor, PG&E has sponsored the Local Warriors Award, the program that honors those who make significant contributions to communities in Northern California. Winners scored a donation to their favorite charity and were introduced at a Warriors basketball game earlier this year. PG&E and the Warriors have also collaborated in the refurbishment of local basketball courts, including Oakland’s San Antonio Park, the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Columbia Park Clubhouse and the Ella Hutch Community Center in San Francisco. An additional court refurbishment is planned later this year at the Oakland Police Activities League.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), and the PG&E Corporation Foundation strive to power strong communities throughout Northern and Central California. In 2014, PG&E contributed more than $23 million to nearly 1,300 charitable organizations, including matching the generosity of employees who donated more than $7.3 million and volunteered more than 75,000 hours to company-supported events. Community investments are funded entirely by the company’s shareholders. For more information, visit www.pge.com/community.