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Central Defense Security Supports Memphis Summer Camp Program Print E-mail
July 20, 2013 – Central Defense Security (CDS), a leading provider of business, retail and warehouse security, once again partnered with Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods to support its Summer Day Camp program. With support from clients and friends, CDS sponsored more than 100 campers at 20 camps around Memphis and helped the city hire five new summer employees. The CDS team also hosted special events at Hickory Hill Community Center and McFarland Community Center.

“We’re extremely appreciative to everyone that participated in our fundraising drive this year,” said Larry Carroll, Chief Operating Officer at Central Defense Security. “Our employees always love visiting the community centers and observing what our support provided for the campers. We plan to continue this effort next year and hope that we’re able to surpass this year’s results.”

The Summer Day Camp program, offered at all of the City’s community centers, allows children to participate in recreational, athletic and educational activities, as well as attend field trips. This includes time for arts and crafts, playground games, cultural arts, musical expression, and health and fitness programs.

This year, the security firm collected more than $10,500 during a donation drive held earlier in the year and presented the money in check form to Mayor A C Wharton during a presentation in late May. 

In early July, CDS sponsored Hickory Hill Community Center’s Carnival Cookout. During the event, several CDS employees stopped by the community center while campers danced, had their faces painted, got balloon animals and enjoyed a lunch of burgers and hot dogs. Later in the month, the security firm sponsored a visit from Kool Kidz Sno Konez for more than 130 campers at McFarland Community Center. CDS employees met the campers and helped order their frozen treats. 

On the last day of camp, Ken Moody, Director of Community Relations at CDS, made time to visit campers at Ed Rice Community Center and Hollywood Community Center. While there, he played games with the kids and spoke to them about their summer camp experience.

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