LUCAN, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Lucan, Ontario, that helped revitalize the Lucan Community Memorial Centre indoor hockey arena. The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and paint products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in Ontario, where the company has nearly 100 company-owned DULUX® Paints stores, a manufacturing and research and development facility and an administrative office.
The project brought together nine employee volunteers, who spent two days revitalizing four locker rooms in the arena. PPG provided approximately 18 gallons of Dulux Paints products by PPG to assist with the project.
The town of Lucan was recently named the winner of 2018 Kraft Hockeyville Canada. As part of the grand prize, Lucan Community Memorial Centre will host the Battle of Ontario between the Toronto Maple Leafs® and Ottawa Senators® on Sept. 18, 2018 and receive $250,000 in arena upgrades.
The arena is also home to the Lucan Irish junior ice hockey team, which competes in the Provincial Junior Hockey League of the Ontario Hockey Association.
“It’s always rewarding to be able to give back to a community right in our backyard,” said Martin Tustin-Fuchs, PPG brand manager, Dulux Paints by PPG. “The Lucan Community Memorial Centre is such an important asset to the people of this town and PPG is pleased to be a part of the restoration and beautification of the arena so that future generations can play here with pride.”
PPG volunteers painted the facility’s four locker rooms in a custom color palette of Toronto Maple Leafs® blue, Ottawa Senators® red and Lucan Irish green.
The Colorful Communities program, PPG’s signature initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program, PPG’s committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products to help transform community assets – from painting classrooms, to bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since 2015, PPG has completed more than 170 Colorful Communities projects, impacting nearly 5 million people in 25 countries.
PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $10.5 million in 2017, supporting hundreds of community organizations across 29 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.
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