CLEVELAND, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) this morning presented a $150,000 check to the LeBron James Family Foundation.
The presentation, outside the company's global headquarters, is also home to the iconic Nike/LeBron banner.
The Sherwin-Williams donation to the LeBron James Family Foundation commemorates the company's 150th anniversary.
"For 150 years, Sherwin-Williams has been proud to call Cleveland our home, and we've always been committed to doing the right thing for the people of this great city," said Chris Connor, Executive Chairman, The Sherwin-Williams Company. "For the last year, we've been planning to hang a celebratory banner outside our building during the summer months. But what better way to commemorate the Sherwin-Williams 150th anniversary and celebrate a CAVS championship than with a $150,000 donation to the LeBron James Family Foundation. As a long-time supporter of the Cavs, and the entire community, we want the energy and excitement in Cleveland and Akron and our commitment to children to continue."
The company was a co-sponsor of the recent parade, employs 3,000 people in Northeast Ohio who volunteer their time across the community, and Sherwin-Williams has a long history of donations to worthwhile causes.
"We are so grateful to The Sherwin-Williams Company for their continued generosity to the Akron and Cleveland communities, and would like to congratulate them on their 150-year milestone," said Michele Campbell, Executive Director of the LeBron James Family Foundation. "This contribution to our kids will go a long way in helping us provide the resources and interventions necessary to keep our students in school and on the path to a college education."
The LeBron James Family Foundation's mission is to positively affect the lives of children and young adults through education and co-curricular educational activities.
Founded 150 years ago in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. With 47,000 associates and $11.3 billion in sales, S-W is the USA's #1 paint and coatings company; #3 in the world.
The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams®, HGTV HOME® by Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson's® Water Seal®, Ronseal™, Sayerlack®, Euronavy®, Altax™ and many more. With global headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, Sherwin-Williams® branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 4,100 company-operated stores and facilities, while the company's other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors. The Sherwin-Williams Global Finishes Group delivers a wide range of products to the automotive refinishes, product finishes, and protective and marine markets in 115 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.sherwin.com
About the LeBron James Family Foundation
Founded in 2004, the LeBron James Family Foundation's mission is to positively affect the lives of children and young adults through education and co-curricular educational initiatives. The Foundation believes that an education and living an active, healthy lifestyle is pivotal to the development of children and young adults. Staffed entirely by volunteers, including LeBron's mother Gloria, wife Savannah James, and business partner Maverick Carter, the LJFF staff is dedicated to carrying out this mission. In 2011, in partnership with the Akron Public Schools, the LeBron James Family Foundation began working on the high school dropout crisis facing the Akron community and launched "Wheels for Education." With its recent expansion into the Akron I PROMISE network, the programs are now serving more than 1,000 Akron-area students by providing them with the programs, support and mentors they need for success in school. http://lebronjamesfamilyfoundation.org/
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