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CDS Supports City's Summer Day Camps for Fourth Year Print E-mail

August 18, 2015 – Central Defense Security raised $12,532 to support the Summer Day Camp program through the City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods for the fourth year in a row. The funds not only offset the registration, activity and early arrival fees for 57 campers at 11 different locations, but also enhanced the overall camp experience through various event sponsorships. 

“Our team is grateful to all the generous people who supported this effort and helped brighten the summer for our community’s children,” said Larry Carroll, Chief Operating Officer at Central Defense Security. “Our employees are always thrilled to visit the community centers throughout the summer to witness the joy on campers’ faces. We look forward to many more years of this partnership and continued growth of the Summer Day Camp program.”

The cost to attend the seven-week program is $162 per child, and it allows children to participate in recreational and educational activities, as well as attend various field trips in the city. Specifically, the campers are able to spend time doing arts and crafts, playground games, cultural arts, musical expression, and health and fitness programs. 

CDS presented a check for $12,532 to Parks and Neighborhoods Director Janet Hooks during a special presentation at Hickory Hill Community Center. In addition to sponsoring campers, CDS also provided meals, hosted events and stopped by several community centers throughout the duration of camp to get to know some of the kids.

The program hosts a Track and Field Day every year, and CDS served as the main supporter of the event for 2015. The firm fully covered the cost of lunch for more than 300 campers and staff from all 24 camp locations at Crump Stadium.

In July, CDS sponsored a visit from The Dream Machine ice cream truck at Marion Hale Community Center and passed out the cold treats to campers. Near the end of the month, the team visited Hickory Hill Community Center and McFarland Community Center to sponsor end-of-summer parties and to thank the staff for their hard work. CDS also supported Charles Powell Community Center and Pine Hill Community Center by sponsoring their cookout and carnival. 

“We are thankful to have Central Defense Security as a sponsor of our camps,” said Detric Stigall, Parks and Neighborhoods Administrator of Recreation Services. “Their generous contributions each year ensure the children in our community have access to a safe and fun filled summer.”


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