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Delmarva Power Energizes Boys and Girls Club of Newark: Energy Carnival Brings Fun, Games and Cash

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

 Newark, DE:  In a unique twist in its ongoing efforts to provide energy know-how to its customers, Delmarva Power today held its first ever Energy Carnival at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Newark.  The carnival, hosted by Delmarva’s Tim Brown featured a half dozen games designed to help kids of all ages become Energy Detectives, ferreting out ways they could help increase energy efficiency at home, at school and at the club.  In addition, Delmarva Power presented the Newark Club with a check for $10,000. 

“If we can curb the hunger for energy, we can help stabilize prices and help the environment,” said Brown, a Boys and Girls Club board member.  “The young people of the Boys and Girls Club can make a difference by learning how each of them can have a positive impact at the club, at their schools, and at their homes by becoming energy misers.  And it’s fun,” Brown added. 

To help the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Newark keep that positive energy going, Brown presented Club Executive Director Stuart Sherman with a check for $10,000.  Today’s check is part of a $50,000 commitment Delmarva Power has made to the Boys of Girls Club of Delaware over several years. 

“We appreciate the support of Delmarva Power to help sustain our club’s success: both the financial support, and the support of the company’s volunteers like Tim,” said Sherman.

At today’s event, club members aged 5 through 12 had a great time playing games designed with an energy know-how slant.  From tossing basketballs to tracking down the energy hogs in Hog House, all the games were aimed at helping these students find specific ways to uncover habits that waste energy and money and replace them with a new, energy-efficient lifestyle.

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 Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia and over 118,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.