Energy Transfer is one of the largest and most diversified midstream energy companies in the country, and at the core of its business is the belief in giving back to the communities in which its employees live and work.
With more than 1,000 employees in Pennsylvania, Energy Transfer supports organizations that strive to make life better in communities throughout the Keystone State. From conservation programs to food banks, community parks, fire departments, children’s health organizations, STEM programs, and Special Olympics Pennsylvania, the company is investing time and money to help Pennsylvanians.
One of Energy Transfer’s cornerstone initiatives is the support of America’s favorite pastime for hundreds of boys and girls in communities across Pennsylvania. More than 25 youth baseball and softball teams have received support from Energy Transfer in excess of $150,000. This included support for the Mickey Vernon Little League Baseball Association, which received a $5,000 grant to purchase new equipment and uniforms for the 85 children in the Marcus Hook-based organization.
“This key program is one of the many in our recently launched ‘#committed2PA’ campaign,” said Hank Alexander, Energy Transfer’s Senior Vice President of Business Development. “Baseball is part of the fabric that brings people and communities together, and we are glad to be part of that story.”
Energy Transfer’s commitment to youth baseball extends to the sponsorship of the Phillies Home Run Derby, a series of events that reaches more than 10,000 girls and boys throughout the state. More than 90 children from Chester and Delaware counties will compete in the Derby’s upcoming regional competitions this fall.
Energy Transfer also sponsors the Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Law Enforcement Torch Run, and as such, will donate a total of $450,000 over a three-year period to further SOPA’s mission to broaden the opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.
“As Pennsylvania’s Special Olympics programs continue to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate,” said Matthew Aaron, SOPA President and CEO. “This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. Law Enforcement Torch Run helps raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. Our partnership with Energy Transfer will not only assist our efforts from a financial perspective, but also fuel our movement through the time, energy, and enthusiasm of Energy Transfer employee volunteers.”
Energy Transfer’s focus on improving the lives in communities throughout Pennsylvania extends to helping all children enjoy the outdoors. This fall, Aston Township will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its “Smiles in the Playground” project — a special-needs playground made possible by a $306,000 donation from Energy Transfer.
Overall, Energy Transfer has committed to donating more than $1 million in Pennsylvania in 2019, as it aims to leave a legacy of giving that will be woven into the lives of generations of Pennsylvanians to come.