Ridgefield Park, NJ – Continuing their support of Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Dan Marino and the Dan Marino Foundation, Samsung and Circuit City Stores, Inc. will proudly donate a portion of Samsung product sales to the Dan Marino Foundation from Sept. 10 through Oct. 7 at Circuit City stores throughout the U.S. Samsung and Circuit City will work with the Dan Marino Foundation to provide research, programs and services for children and families affected by autism and other disabilities.
"It is a great pleasure to work directly with Samsung and Circuit City," said Dan Marino. "The need for comprehensive and integrated treatment programs for children with autism is a quest that greatly inspired our foundation’s mission. I look forward to the successes the Dan Marino Foundation can achieve with help from Samsung, Circuit City and customers across the country to make a difference in children's lives."
This special program offers Circuit City and Samsung customers the chance to join forces with NFL great Dan Marino and help fight the ongoing battles that affect thousands of children with disabilities each year. As an added thank you, Samsung will also give a $100 gift card to customers who purchase select Samsung DLP® televisions at Circuit City stores throughout the promotional period.
Additionally, customers can help "get in the game of giving" with Dan Marino when they purchase a unique Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope bracelet available at all U.S. Circuit City stores. Each limited-edition red bracelet will be sold for $1.99, with $1.59 of the cost given directly to the Dan Marino Foundation.
“The Samsung Four Seasons of Hope program is entering its sixth year of giving back to the charities and communities we support, raising more than $7 million to date,” said Mr. SW Hong, Sr. Vice President, NAHQ Strategic Marketing, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “Dan Marino and his foundation, coupled with support from retail partner Circuit City, are exceptional partners who are truly helping us make a difference in the lives of children and families. We applaud and thank them.”
“Supporting the Dan Marino Foundation through Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope program has been a rewarding experience for Circuit City, and we look forward to a long relationship in helping Dan’s foundation secure the funding it needs for research and services to fight autism,” said Doug Moore, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer of Circuit City.
The Dan Marino Foundation is the latest partner in Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope - an innovative philanthropy program that combines the forces of major national retailers with sports, music and civic personalities, to benefit children, families and communities in need.
For additional information on these exciting opportunities, please visit www.circuitcity.com/samsung. For more information on the Dan Marino Foundation, Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope and more, please visit www.danmarinofoundation.org and www.fourseasonsofhope.com.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, advanced digital consumer electronics, information systems and home appliance products. The SEA organization oversees the North American operations of Samsung including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 90 offices in 51 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com
About the Dan Marino Foundation
The Dan Marino Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides integrated treatment programs, outreach services and research of chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities in children. Since the organization was established more than 14 years ago, it has built the Miami Children’s Hospital Dan Marino Center in Weston, FL, which is now recognized both nationally and internationally for its ability to provide the finest integrative care for children with autism. Currently, more than 20,000 children are seen at the Center each year for approximately 50,000 visits annually. In 2006, they introduced the Marino Autism Research Institute – a “Virtual Institute” designed to sponsor cross-university collaborative research in understanding, treating and preventing autism. Also launched by the Marino family is Childnet.tv, a web TV channel that is dedicated to autism and other neuron-developmental disorders and showcases personal stories, therapies and the latest medical breakthroughs. For more information about the Dan Marino Foundation, please visit www.danmarinofoundation.org.
About Circuit City Stores, Inc.
Circuit City Stores, Inc. (NYSE:CC) is a leading specialty retailer of consumer electronics and related services. The domestic segment operates through 634 Superstores and five other locations in 158 U.S. markets. The international segment operates through more than 950 retail stores and dealer outlets in Canada. Circuit City also operates Web sites at www.circuitcity.com and at www.thesource.ca.