DULUTH, Ga. (April 25, 2023) – Mitsubishi Electric, US, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electrical and electronic products from energy systems to heat pumps, announces a new experience at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, May 5-7, 2023. Spectators are invited to visit the Mitsubishi Electric tent in the Fan Village during the tournament to “chip-in” to help raise up to $10,000 for the Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett and learn more about the company’s sustainability efforts.
“From our products to our people to our philanthropic efforts, Mitsubishi Electric is working to realize a vibrant and sustainable future for all,” says Mike Corbo, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. “We are proud to sponsor the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, show our support for sustainable education at the Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett, and give back to the communities where we work and live.”
For every chip-shot fans make, the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) will donate $10 to support the Young Adults Learning Life Skills (YALLS) Program at the school. Proceeds will support a YALLS garden project to teach the young adults about healthy nutrition, sustainable practices, and vocational opportunities, as well as support other projects at the school. MEAF has pledged to donate up to $10,000.
“Our vision at the Foundation is to empower youth with disabilities to lead productive lives through increased employment,” says Corbo, who also serves as President of MEAF. “We wanted to showcase this commitment to inclusion and sustainability by getting fans involved in the action in support of the school.”
The company has a long history of supporting the school, including a donation of heating and cooling equipment by Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC LLC for a new school building that opened in 2020.
“We are so thankful for the relationship we have with Mitsubishi Electric, MEAF, and the Mitsubishi Electric Classic,” says Jamie Hamilton, Executive Director of the Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett. “We would not be where we are today without their belief in our mission. Also, our YALLS group is beyond excited to come to the Mitsubishi Electric Classic to help ‘chip-in’ as volunteers at the event.”
For more information:
Kevin R. Webb, Sr. Director, Sustainability & Social Impact, Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.
e-Mail: Kevin.Webb@meus.com, phone: 703.276.8245
About Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.
Headquartered in Cypress, CA, Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc., is a US affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and manufactures cooling and heating products, elevators and escalators, space and sensing systems, and semiconductor devices. Mitsubishi Electric contributes to a vibrant and sustainable society through continuous innovation and “Making Changes for the Better.” For additional information visit us.mitsubishielectric.com/en.
About Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation, based in the Washington, D.C. area, was established in 1991 by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and the Mitsubishi Electric U.S. companies, which produce, sell and distribute a wide range of consumer, industrial, commercial and professional electronics products. The Foundation has contributed more than $21.5 million to organizations that are empowering young people with disabilities to lead more inclusive and productive lives. To learn more, visit www.MEAF.org.
About Mitsubishi Electric Classic
The Mitsubishi Electric Classic returns to the metro Atlanta area May 1-7, 2023, and looks forward to welcoming golf legends on PGA TOUR Champions. The Mitsubishi Electric Classic proudly stands as a premier golf tournament on the PGA TOUR Champions, but this event is much more than a golf tournament. The event, which will benefit local charities through the Gwinnett Championship Foundation Inc., has raised over $3.6 million since the first tournament in 2013. Follow the Mitsubishi Electric Classic online at mitsubishielectricclassic.com, on Facebook, on Twitter (@MEClassicGolf) and on Instagram (@mitsubishielectricclassic).
About the Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett
Since 1987, Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett has served children and young adults with developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities through their PreK-12 School and Young Adults Learning Life Skills (YALLS) programs. Empowered by the belief that children with disabilities should be recognized for their abilities and grow in a high-quality, safe, and inclusive environment they have impacted thousands of students and their families. For more information about Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett visit www.specialneedsschools.org and www.yallsgroup.org.