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.