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Michael Patenaude, PPG regional sales manager, accepts the sponsor of the year award from SCC chapter director Cheryl LaPrade.

Speedway Children’s Charities Names PPG Sponsor of the Year


The New Hampshire chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) honored PPG by naming it the organization’s sponsor of the year for 2016.

The announcement was made by chapter director Cheryl LaPrade at SCC’s annual grant distribution ceremony held Dec. 8 at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Michael Patenaude, PPG regional sales manager, accepted the honor on behalf of PPG. It was the second time in three years that PPG has been recognized as sponsor of the year.

“It’s an honor and a pleasure for us to recognize PPG’s exceptional support,” LaPrade said. “Without question, PPG is our top sponsor. Since PPG started working with us, the company’s support has been consistent and critical to our success in helping children in need across New England. We are sincerely grateful to PPG and look forward to a continued and positive relationship.”

SCC is a national organization based in Charlotte, North Carolina. It provides funding for hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. that meet the direct educational, medical, social and financial needs of children, according to the organization.

SCC supports more than 400 organizations with grants provided through its eight regional chapters across the nation.

PPG has supported SCC in New Hampshire since 2009 with the organization’s Track Walk and Red Bucket Brigade collections.

“This is quite an honor,” Patenaude said. “The work SCC does is so important to the kids it reaches and to our communities. We view our ongoing commitment to SCC as something that contributes significantly to the well-being of children—that what we do can make a difference. We are touched that the SCC has recognized us this way. We appreciate being named sponsor of the year, but it is second to the important work that SCC does.”

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