- “The League of Extraordinary Ballers” Tournament Will Involve 60-80 Boys and Girls from throughout Utah County in Games, Interactive Drills and Workshops with Utah Flash Players
- Event Will Be Held for Five Consecutive Saturdays, from February 26-March 26, at Vivint’ Provo Headquarters
- Vivint’s Sponsorship, Provided through Company’s Vivint Gives Back Foundation
PROVO, Utah – Vivint™, one of the nation’s largest home automation companies, today announced that the company’s Vivint Gives Back charitable program is partnering with the Utah County Boys & Girls Club to present the 2011 “League of Extraordinary Ballers,” a basketball tournament for girls and boys from throughout Utah County.
“It is a real honor to partner with the highly dedicated people at Utah County Boys & Girls Club,” said Todd Pedersen, CEO of Vivint. “This experience will teach the kids about physical activity and camaraderie, be a lot of fun for the players and their families, and gives our employees the chance to give back to our community.”
“We see this as a great opportunity for Vivint and the Boys & Girls Club—two organizations with a strong track record for making a difference in the local community—to join forces to do something positive and rewarding for kids in Utah County,” said David Bayles, executive director of the Utah County Boys & Girls Club. “With one in every three U.S. children struggling with obesity, we are extremely encouraged that so many of our kids are clamoring to participate in this positive event.”
“Utah Flash players know that they’re role models, and they take that responsibility seriously,” said Drew Sellers, TITLE for the Utah flash. “As athletes who are still in the process of achieving their dream of playing in the NBA, our team members can have a particularly powerful impact on kids who are working toward their own dreams. We consider it an honor to participate in this tournament and give something back to the community that gives us so much.”
About Vivint Gives Back
The Vivint Gives Back program was created to focus the efforts of the employees and owners of Vivint on banding together to alleviate hardship and restore hope for people in need. Through this program, Vivint employees have the opportunity to contribute time and resources to service projects ranging from clean-up efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike to providing meals at the Ronald McDonald House and adopting a local elementary school.
Vivint, Inc. is one of the largest home automation companies in North America. Operating throughout the United States and Canada, the company retains more than 5,000 employees and services close to 500,000 customers. With award-winning customer service and smart technology, Vivint is dedicated to enhancing security, increasing energy efficiency, and creating simple, affordable home automation solutions for its customers. For more information, visit www.vivint.com
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Utah County