DULUTH, Georgia – Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electrical and electronic products, from energy systems to heat pumps, invited spectators to visit the Mitsubishi Electric tent in the Fan Village during the Mitsubishi Electric Classic presented by Vensure for the second consecutive year. Spectators were once again invited to “chip in” to help raise up to $10,000 for the Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett to benefit the Young Adults Learning Life Skills (YALLS) program. An additional experience to this year’s event was Mitsubishi Electric’s interactive coloring wall where spectators were able to utilize their creativity while learning more about the company’s sustainability efforts. 

“It is wonderful to see the enthusiasm of Mitsubishi Electric Classic attendees as they ‘chipped in’ to support the Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett,” says Kevin R. Webb, Sr. Director of the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF). “For every chip attendees made, MEAF donated $10 to support the [YALLS program] horticulture and sustainable gardening program at the schools. The effort raised $10,000 for the schools. A ‘chip in’ was a win for disability inclusion and a more sustainable society.”
Proceeds will help to purchase a garden shed and greenhouse to continue the YALLS garden project; the garden project teaches young adults about healthy nutrition, sustainable practices, and vocational opportunities.
The company has a long history of supporting the school, including a donation of heating and cooling equipment by Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC for a new school building that opened in 2020. They have already committed to donating a state-of-the-art VRF HVAC system for the new Special Needs Schools building scheduled to open in 2026.  
“Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. has been a generous supporter for many years, and the 2024 Mitsubishi Electric Classic was just another example of their continued investment in the students and young adults we serve,” says Jamie Hamilton, Executive Director of the Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett. “The $10,000 donation, made possible by tournament spectators ‘chipping in’ for SNS, will help us expand our garden and healthy eating programs, teaching our young adults valuable skills that will last a lifetime.”

 

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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 $26 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 presented by Vensure:
The Mitsubishi Electric Classic presented by Vensure returns to the metro Atlanta area April 21-27, 2025, and looks forward to welcoming golf legends on PGA TOUR Champions. The tournament proudly stands as a premier golf tournament on the PGA TOUR Champions, but is much more than a golf tournament.  The event, which will benefit local charities through the Gwinnett Championship Foundation Inc., has raised over $4.13 million since the first tournament in 2013. Follow the Mitsubishi Electric Classic presented by Vensure online at mitsubishielectricclassic.com, on Facebook, on Twitter (@MEClassicGolf) and on Instagram (@mitsubishielectricclassic).

About Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett 
Since 1987, Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett has served individuals with developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities through a PreK-12 school and young adult day program. Empowered by the belief that children with disabilities should be recognized for their abilities and grow in a high-quality, safe, and inclusive environment, its founders developed SNS to assist students and families in need. With an individualized approach to education and personal growth, they strive to provide the best learning environment for students in Gwinnett and surrounding counties.