ESPN Donates $25,000 to Habitat for Humanity for Home Build in Bristol, Conn.

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ESPN Donates $25,000 to Habitat for Humanity for Home Build in Bristol, Conn.

ESPN announced today a grant of $25,000 to Habitat for Humanity to support construction of a three-bedroom home in Bristol, Conn., just over a mile from ESPN’s main campus. In addition to the financial commitment, ESPN volunteers will build the home throughout the summer and fall with a target completion date of November 2014. The home has been awarded to a U.S. veteran and his family.

“Given ESPN’s strong commitment to veterans and those serving overseas, it was especially important for us to work with Habitat for Humanity to provide a U.S. veteran and his family with a place to call home,” said Kevin Martinez, vice president, global corporate outreach, ESPN. “Through a financial grant and hundreds of volunteer service hours by ESPN employees including members of our ESPN employee veterans group, this hometown investment will have a tangible impact on improving lives in our local community.”

ESPN volunteers have previously teamed with Habitat for Humanity on home builds in Hartford, New Britain, Bloomfield and New Haven but this marks ESPN’s first financial commitment to a Bristol build and the first time ESPN volunteers will complete a home from beginning to end.

The home’s location will be at 215 Lillian Avenue in Bristol, Conn. Media interested in covering a volunteer day on Wednesday, August 6, or Tuesday, August 12, should RSVP to the media contacts listed below.

About Team ESPN
Team ESPN, the corporate citizenship program of ESPN, encompasses ESPN’s multi-faceted community initiatives, including employee volunteerism, charitable giving and cause marketing, while also utilizing its diverse media assets. Through Team ESPN, ESPN employees and fans join together to make a difference in the communities where we live, work and play.

About Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity
Habitat Hartford has completed over 200 homes in the Greater Hartford area since its founding in 1989, relying on donations and support from more than 100,000 volunteers from area foundations, corporations, faith organizations, civic and professional associations, and schools. “Habitat is dedicated to strengthening communities by empowering low- and moderate-income families to change their lives and the lives of future generations through homeownership,” said Karraine Moody, Executive Director of Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers and donors work side by side with homeowners to impact their future neighborhood.

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Media contacts:
ESPN: Kristen Hudak at 860-766-2006 or [email protected];
Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity: Karraine Moody at 860-541-2208 or [email protected].

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