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Rust-Oleum Contributes Over $25,000 To BGCK Through Corporate Fundraising Challenge

Rust-Oleum Contributes Over $25,000 To BGCK Through Corporate Fundraising Challenge

Rust-Oleum Becomes Fourth Presenting Sponsor of BGCK’s 25th Anniversary

 

Kenosha, WI – May 12, 2017 – Rust-Oleum has contributed over $25,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha through a corporate fundraising challenge, becoming the fourth presenting sponsor of BGCK’s 25th Anniversary.

Throughout the month of April, employees at Rust-Oleum’s corporate office in Vernon Hills, IL competed to raise money for a charity of their choice.  Eight departments participated and each chose a unique non-profit organization that was meaningful to the group. Over $67,000 was raised for the selected charities.

Rust-Oleum is a manufacturer of protective paints and coatings for consumer and industrial use.  Kenosha County locations include a manufacturing plant in Pleasant Prairie and a large distribution center in Kenosha.

While the company has worldwide distribution, the highest concentrate of employees is in Kenosha County. Brian Scuglik, Rust-Oleum’s director of accounting and Kenosha resident, proposed the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha as the beneficiary for the Finance department’s efforts.

“When presented with this fundraising opportunity, we felt it would be great to give back to the community that so many Rust-Oleum families call home,” Scuglik said. “The BGCK was an easy choice as the funds will help develop the youth of our community.”

The fundraising efforts at Rust-Oleum began in 2014 with the Rust-Oleum Championship and the creation of Rust-Oleum Cares.

The Rust-Oleum Championship is the premier event on the Web.com tour where players compete for the right to play in the PGA.

Rust-Oleum Cares supports organizations that change, restore and transform the lives of others.

A portion of the funds raised for the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha will go towards their goal to expand GUS the Bus transportation to three new schools in 2018. Funds will also go to supporting youth programming at the Club.

Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha CEO, Jake McGhee, is very appreciative of the support and efforts from Rust-Oleum, “It was a ton of fun working with Rust-Oleum on their corporate fundraising challenge. While Brian and his team were incredibly optimistic throughout the campaign, I was still shocked to see the amount raised for our club and all the other non-profit beneficiaries. A huge thanks to their entire organization for giving back and making a difference in their local community.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha is a youth guidance organization dedicated to promoting health, social, educational, vocational, cultural, character and leadership development. The club helps youth improve their lives by building skills, values and self-esteem. Celebrating 25 years serving youth in Kenosha, the club has launched the “$25 for 25 more years” campaign, with proceeds from the fundraiser going to support expansion of free transportation to three additional elementary schools. Those interested in making a donation can visit www.BGCK25for25.org.

About Rust-Oleum

For nearly a century, Rust-Oleum has been the global leader in manufacturing innovative coatings that empower do-it-yourselfers and professionals alike across categories including small project paints, cleaners, primers, automotive, industrial, high performance coatings and wood care. Its wide breadth of brands and products include such trusted names as Rust-Oleum, Stops Rust®, Painter’s Touch®, Krud Kutter®, Universal®, EpoxyShield®, RockSolid® Varathane®, Zinsser®, MultiSpec®, Testors®, Modern Masters®, and Watco®. Visit rustoleum.com for more information. Follow Rust-Oleum on LinkedIn, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.