Jimmie Johnson Foundation, Lowe’s and Samsung Team Up For Technology

  Jimmie Johnson Foundation, Lowe’s and Samsung Team Up For Technology

New Hanover Township School in New Jersey to receive $48,000 technology grant

Business Wire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- February 11, 2013

Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson announced during a
Google+ Hangout that New Hanover Township School in Wrightstown, N.J. is the
recipient of the 2013 Team Up for Technology grant. The $48,000 grant is the
result of a partnership between the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, Lowe’s and
Samsung Hope for Children.

“In the second year of this program, it is amazing to see the creativity of
the video submissions we received. There was some very tough competition this
year,” said Johnson, who will compete in NASCAR’s season opening Daytona 500
on Sunday, Feb. 24.

Danny Nelson, head custodian at New Hanover Township, nominated the school for
this grant. During the celebration, Nelson was presented with a Samsung Galaxy
Tab™ 7” and a Lowe’s gift bag in recognition of his efforts on behalf of the
students. Kim Hill, Director Brand Marketing from Samsung Electronics North
America and Earika Khan, Market Director Southern New Jersey from Lowe’s, were
on hand for the live announcement, which took place in the school gymnasium.

In his nomination, Nelson shared, “Our school has lost aid money and really
can’t afford to purchase any new computers. I see our kids work hard everyday
with what we provide and make the best of it. I would like to help these
children out some way so I am writing and entering our school, which could
really use this makeover.”

New Hanover Township School plans to use the grant award, which includes
$11,500 in Samsung technology and a $36,500 grant from the Jimmie Johnson
Foundation, to purchase items including projectors, laptops, desktops,
microscopes and audio visual equipment.

“On behalf of the entire New Hanover Township School community, I want to
thank Lowe's, Samsung, the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, and Mr. Johnson himself,
for their generous gift,” said Scott Larkin, principal of New Hanover Township
School. “Our students truly have an insatiable desire for learning. This
technology makeover will be the spark plug that drives them through the finish
line, and onto victory in education.”

“Team Up for Technology is a great example of how foundations and corporations
can work together to help teachers and students across America,” said David
Steel, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics North America. “We are
very proud to be partnering with the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and Lowe’s to
provide technology that will help develop the critical skills they need for
future success.”

In addition to awarding $48,000 to New Hanover Township School, 100 Samsung
Galaxy Tabs™ were awarded to runner-up Barringer Academic Center (Charlotte,
N.C.) and 50 Samsung Galaxy Tabs™ were awarded to third place
Pewamo-Westphalia High School (Westphalia, Mich.).

Ten schools were selected from more than 1,300 submitted applications as Team
Up For Technology semi-finalists and given a prize kit that included a Samsung
Digital Camcorder and Samsung Laptop to create a two minute video illustrating
their school’s technology needs. The amazing group of finalists also included
Afton-Lakeland Elementary School (Lakeland, Minn.), Central Middle School
(Kansas City, Kan.), KIPP Delta Collegiate High School (Helena, Ariz.),
Nations Ford Elementary School (Charlotte, N.C.), Ricardo Lizarraga Elementary
School (Los Angeles, Calif.), Timpanogos High School (Orem, Utah) and Emiliano
Zapata Academy (Chicago, Ill.). Each school’s videos are now featured on

The Team Up For Technology program encourages parents, teachers,
administrators and children’s advocates nationwide to nominate their school to
receive a technology makeover. Nominations are received through the
foundation’s website (www.jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org) and Twitter account
(www.twitter.com/jjfoundation48). In the past two years, more than $150,000 in
cash and product has been awarded through this program.

Video and photos from the celebration event at New Hanover Township School
will be available for download after 8 p.m. EST here:


Chandra and Jimmie Johnson launched the Jimmie Johnson Foundation in February
2006. Johnson, a five-time Sprint Cup champion, drives the No. 48 Lowe’s
Chevrolet SS in NASCAR’s premiere series. The mission of the foundation is to
assist children, families, and communities in need throughout the United
States. The foundation has committed more than $5.6 million to various
charities. For additional information on the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, please
visit www.jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org.


Samsung Hope for Children represents the company’s philanthropic commitment in
the U.S. to help improve children’s health, education and sustainability.
Since 2002, Samsung Electronics America and its retail and business partners
have helped more than 400 schools, community-based foundations, and charities
throughout the U.S. raise awareness of and funding for their causes. For more
information please visit: www.samsung.com/hope.


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new
possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and
discovery, we are transforming the worlds oftelevisions, smartphones,
personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical
devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79
countries with annual sales exceeding KRW 201 trillion. To discover more,
please visit www.samsung.com.


With fiscal year 2011 sales of $50.2 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a
FORTUNE^® 100 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at
more than 1,745 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and
Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the
second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information,
visit Lowes.com.


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