Lumber Liquidators Helps Youth Dance Studio Keep The Beat
~ Company donates Dura Dance Home System floor to Cincinnati-based
Highsteppers, a dance studio that helps young women build life skills
TOANO, Va., July 28, 2014
TOANO, Va., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL), the
largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, has helped
create a safe environment for young women to build life skills through a
recent flooring donation to The Highsteppers Drill Team.
The Highsteppers Drill Team is a Cincinnati-based nonprofit youth dance
organization that began in 1999. The organization uses the art of dance and
drill as unique tools to help inspire leadership, self-discipline and
confidence in girls. The organization has a strong focus on academics and
requires a minimum 2.0 GPA and weekly study and tutor sessions for
participating youth. While this is the requirement, the current squad holds a
3.5 GPA average.
After 14 years of practicing at various recreation centers, The Highsteppers
Drill Team was ready to move into their own space and needed flooring. Lumber
Liquidators "stepped up" by donating a Dura Dance underlayment flooring system
for the new facility. Dura Dance is a unique synthetic rubber underlayment
that, together with a high-quality hardwood floor, absorbs energy and provides
an impact dampening effect perfect for dancers.
"The young ladies at Highsteppers are confronted with tough issues everyday,
but through dance we are able to help them overcome adversity and uncover
their talents and capabilities," said Kelli Harmon-Dobson, Founder and
Director of The Highsteppers Drill Team. "It's donations like Lumber
Liquidators' that helped us open our own studio so we could continue to
provide young women in the community with a place to dance and develop."
The donation is part of Lumber Liquidators' philanthropic program, Lay It
Forward. It is designed to support organizations that will benefit generations
to come, a vision that also drives the enduring quality of Lumber Liquidators'
products. Installing a hardwood floor is an investment by homeowners – it
lasts for years and grows in character as an element of a home's beauty. By
sustaining the Lay It Forward program now, Lumber Liquidators believes its
investment will have a similar and lasting impact.
Robert M. Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lumber Liquidators,
remarked, "We support Highsteppers' commitment to developing young women and
the community they serve."
To learn more about the nonprofit and other organizations that Lumber
Liquidators supports, visit LayItForward.LumberLiquidators.com. The Lay It
Forward blog tells the inspirational stories or organizations that Lumber
Liquidators has supported with product and/or financial donations.
About Lumber Liquidators
In its 20th year and withmore than345 locations, Lumber Liquidators isNorth
America'slargest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. The Company
features more than 340top quality flooring varieties, including solid and
engineered hardwood, bamboo, cork, laminate and resilient vinyl. Additionally,
Lumber Liquidators provides a wide selection of flooring enhancements and
accessories to complement, install and maintain your new floor. Every location
is staffed with flooring experts who can provide advice and useful information
about Lumber Liquidators' low priced product, much of which is in-stock and
ready for delivery.
Withpremierbrands including Bellawood Prefinished Hardwood and Morning Star
Bamboo, Lumber Liquidators' flooring is often featured on popular television
shows such as HGTV's Dream Home and This Old House.
For more information, please visit www.LumberLiquidators.com or call
1.800.HARDWOOD. You can also follow the Company on Facebook and Twitter, and
learn more about its corporate giving program at
For further information contact:
Lumber Liquidators Investor Relations
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