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Citizens Energy Group Partners with Indy Parks to Restore City Ice Arena

1/16/2013
 
INDIANPOLIS: More than 200 Citizens Energy Group employees will volunteer their time to restore Perry Park Ice Arena tomorrow and Friday. The 40-year-old arena on the city’s south side is a popular place in the community, offering recreational activities for nearly 30,000 visitors a year.

“Perry Park Ice Arena is a wonderful gathering place on the city’s south side, and Indy Parks is grateful to Citizens Energy Group for their generosity in making some needed facility improvements,” said John Williams, Director of Indy Parks. “The building bears the marks of a lot of use over the decades, and the planned upgrades will help ensure that it serves residents for years to come.”

During Citizens’ fifth annual “Sharing the Dream,” employees will partner with Indy Parks, the Indianapolis Parks Foundation, Marksmen Construction Services and Mitsch Design to give the facility a fresh look.  Among other things, volunteers will paint the walls in the lobby and locker rooms, assemble new skate benches, wash glass surrounding the ice rink, replace emergency lights and install new speakers for the sound and PA system.

“Over the last five years, Sharing the Dream has given Citizens employees a chance to do what they do best, give back to the community,” said Carey Lykins, President and CEO of Citizens Energy Group. “We’re honored to again this year spend two days improving a space the community will use for years to come.”

What:                  Sharing the Dream
When:                 January 17 and 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where:                Perry Park Ice Arena: 451 East Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis 

*Carey Lykins and John Williams will tour the facility at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 17.

About Sharing the Dream

Sharing the Dream is an annual event designed to serve the community and honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s service project marks Citizens’ fifth partnership with Indy Parks and the Indianapolis Parks Foundation. Over the years, Citizens has contributed more than $500,000 for improvements to Brookside Park Family Center, Martin Luther King Park’s pool and bathhouse, Pride Park Community Center, Municipal Gardens and Eagle Creek Hide-A-Way.

About Citizens Energy Group

Citizens Energy Group provides safe and reliable utility services to about 800,000 people in the Indianapolis area. Citizens operates its utilities only for the benefit of customers and the community. Additional information is available online at Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn - YouTube

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