Ridgefield Park, N.J. - Samsung's
Four Seasons of Hope, a goodwill program supporting community-based foundations
and charities headed by top sports legends, will team up with regional and
multiregional retailers American TV, Conn's, Fred Meyer, hhgregg and P.C.
Richard & Son to raise awareness and funding for the Dan Marino Foundation.
A portion of sales from
all Samsung products sold during the dealers' respective in-store and online
promotions will go to the foundation, which has been a part of Samsung's
philanthropic initiative since 2004. The famed Miami Dolphins quarterback created
the Foundation in 2002 to support medical research, treatment and outreach
programs for children with chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities,
and has since raised more than $22 million.
"Since teaming up five
years ago, Dan Marino has become an icon in Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope
program," said Tim Baxter co-president of the consumer electronics division at
Samsung Electronics America. "We are honored to work with such a first-class
athlete and philanthropist and we look forward to joining forces with our
regional retail partners in supporting the Dan Marino Foundation's dedication
to providing treatment programs and the latest medical breakthroughs to
children who need it most."
"I am grateful for
Samsung's continued support, and I look forward to working together to raise
awareness and support for children with chronic illnesses and developmental
disabilities," Marino said. "To date, Four Seasons of Hope has raised
millions of dollars for the Dan Marino Foundation, and this year's program will
be no exception as we continue to help families dealing with autism."
Since its inception,
Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope has raised more than $20 million for charity
through ongoing partnerships with athletes, print publications and channel
partners. For more information on Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope and The Dan
Marino Foundation, visit www.fourseasonsofhope.com and www.danmarinofoundation.org.