AT&T and Case-Mate Partner with GRAMMY Award Winning Musician and Actor,
COMMON to Benefit Chicago Youth
Design Smartphone Cases to Support Chicago's Common Ground Foundation
ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2013
ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Case-Mate, the international design
company known for creating fashion-forward mobile accessories, announced it
has created an exclusive portfolio of art-inspired smartphone cases for AT&T
to help benefit Chicago's youth.
AT&T and Case-Mate have partnered with Chicago's own GRAMMY award winning
hip-hop artist and actor COMMON to design the cases. For each case purchased,
a $5 donation will be made to support COMMON's non-profit organization – the
Common Ground Foundation.
"Growing up in Chicago, the art I was exposed to had an incredible impact on
my life," said COMMON. "It forced me to look at the world through the eyes of
others, and inspired me to express myself in creative new ways. I am excited
to work with AT&T and Case-Mate to reach more kids and help them discover how
their talents can make the world a better place."
Beginning February 26, six different original Case-Mate designs, inspired by
urban murals, mosaics, graffiti, and sculptures; will be on display for
purchase in AT&T's Chicago flagship store at 600 N. Michigan Avenue, 45 AT&T
retail stores across the greater Chicagoland area, and online at ATT.com.
Smartphone case designs will be available for the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, and
Samsung Galaxy S3.
"The Common Ground Foundation has made a huge impact on Chicago," said Shashi
Reddy, Case-Mate CEO. "We are pleased to partner with AT&T and the Common
Ground Foundation to channel the powerful ethos of Chicago's art scene in a
way that benefits its youth."
"AT&T is excited to collaborate with Case-Mate in support of the Common Ground
Foundation's efforts to benefit our local youth," said AT&T Chicago Area
Manager Christina Cheng. "These specialty phone cases are a unique way that
our customers can help make a difference in our local community, and we are
honored to play a part in that."
The Common Ground Foundation avidly works to support its mission to improve
the lives and educational opportunities of adolescents, ages 13-15, in the
areas of character development, creative expression, and healthy living. The
foundation was recognized by CNN Heroes in 2011; and also by the BET Hip Hop
Awards in 2010 as a philanthropic organization doing great work in urban
Case-Mate is the leader in design of fashion-forward accessories for mobile
technology and tablets. Since 2006, the company has helped consumers express
their individual style with products that protect, adorn and enhance their
mobile devices. Working with top designers from around the world and using
cutting-edge materials, Case-Mate's team of technology and design aficionados
has created an extensive repertoire of mobile and tablet cases right for any
style and every occasion. For more information, visit
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About the Common Ground Foundation:
The Common Ground Foundation is an organization dedicated to developing youth
in underserved communities into upstanding citizens and outstanding community
leaders. Created by respected Hip-Hop artist, Children's author, and Actor,
Lonnie Rashid Lynn, also known as COMMON, the organization has connected with
youth around the world. The mission is to use creative arts to expose youth
to new opportunities. The Common Ground Foundation has developed impactful
education initiatives including COMMON's Dreamers & Believers Summer Youth
Camp and Mentoring Program specifically reaching public school students in
Chicago. The youth camp is designed to provide students with new experiences
in outdoor activities, along with curriculum and practice in Healthy Living,
Character Education, Money Management, and of course Creative Expression!
Following the camp experience, the Mentoring Program continues for 3 years;
supporting the students' transition into High School, ensuring they maintain
high attendance and passing grades, and addressing various academic and social
For additional information, and the latest, on the Common Ground Foundation
please visit: www.commongroundfoundation.org.
Contact: Vincent Young, Case-Mate, +1-859-797-6826,
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