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Central Defense Security Enhances Summer Camp Experience for Memphis Children Print E-mail
August 7, 2014 – Central Defense Security (CDS), a leading provider of business, retail and warehouse security, partnered with the City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods for the third consecutive year to support its Summer Day Camp program. With support from clients and friends, CDS sponsored more than 130 campers at 10 camps around the city of Memphis. The security firm also hosted special events at Hickory Hill Community Center, Pine Hill Community Center and McFarland Community Center.

“We’re beyond grateful to everyone who supported our fundraising efforts this year,” said Larry Carroll, Chief Operating Officer at Central Defense Security. “Our team loves visiting the campers and staff at the community centers throughout the duration of the summer camp program, and it’s humbling to see first-hand what our support has provided for these children.”

The Summer Day Camp program, offered at all 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 $11,400 during a donation drive held in the spring, and presented the money in check form to Mayor A C Wharton during a brief press conference at Ed Rice Community Center. Before the presentation, CDS handed out 165 backpacks and visited with the campers.

In early July, CDS donated $800 to Hickory Hill Community Center to support its Carnival Cookout. During the event, CDS corporate employees stopped by the community center while campers enjoyed three inflatable water slides, a moon bounce, a dunk tank and a mobile video game truck. At lunch, campers were treated to Parker’s Concessions food truck.

Later in the month, CDS delivered backpacks and sponsored a visit from Sallyanne’s Mobile Ice Cream Diner and delivered backpacks to 65 campers at Pine Hill Community Center. The campers presented CDS employees with a banner to show their appreciation.

Additionally, CDS employees Ken Moody, Chassity Pointer-Gibson and Jerrica Love, visited McFarland Community Center, where they delivered backpacks to 175 campers to ensure they are prepared for the upcoming school year. The team also stopped by the community center during its cookout to interact with the campers and help the community center staff grill hamburgers and hot dogs.

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