NACCO Models Sports and Citizenship Program

NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG) is partnering with East Carolina University (ECU) athletics in support of the school’s football, basketball and baseball programs for the upcoming 2010-11 season. By doing so, it is also raising awareness for a charity close to the company’s heart: United Way of Pitt County.

“During each sport, NMHG will sponsor touchdowns, three-pointers and home runs as a way to communicate our partnership with United Way,” said Jonathan Dawley, vice president of marketing for NMHG. “Our desire is that continuous visibility for our United Way partnership will lead others to invest in the community as well.”

During the United Way kickoff meeting at NMHG Americas headquarters, Cecelia Scott, executive director of United Way of Pitt County, highlighted three key areas of focus for United Way of Pitt County in 2010:

• Improve reading and math competency for kindergarten through third-grade children to establish a strong base for future learning and success;

• Offer skills training for Pitt County residents to increase their ability to achieve and retain solid employment;

• Deploy safety net services for residents living in “hurricane alley” to improve quality of living should disaster affect the area.

To join NMHG and its employees in investing in Pitt County, visit http://uwpcnc.org/donate.

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