Robbins gives back and joins efforts with Abacus & Regupol to provide new floor to the Shane Victorino Boys & Girls Club

Philadelphia, PA, October 11, 2011

Shane and Melissa Victorino recently opened the doors to a newly renovated Nicetown Boys & Girls Club following a promise made to the kids in the Nicetown community of Philadelphia. The Shane Victorino Foundation, which was founded in 2010 by Shane and his wife Melissa, pledged nearly $1M to renovate the 105 year old building, and with the help of several partners including Robbins Sports Surfaces, that dream became a reality.

During the reopening celebration on September 22, 2011, a tearful Victorino expressed his appreciation for the partners that contributed to the successful renovation. “The renovation of the Nicetown Boys & Girls Club is a very special initiative for me and my wife, Melissa,” said Shane Victorino, co-founder of the Shane Victorino Foundation & center fielder for the Phillies. “Not only have we recognized the need that exists to help children in this community, but we are proud to have partners like Regupol America, and others, join our effort to provide them with a safe, positive place to go after school.”

Along with Regupol America, Robbins Sports Surfaces donated the materials for a brand new padded polyurethane gymnasium floor valued at over $28,000. Robbins padded polyurethane flooring systems provide superior athletic safety and excellent durability to last, providing the kids at the Nicetown Boys & Girls Club a safe playing surface that will last for many years. In addition to the materials, Abacus Sports Installations, Robbins exclusive synthetics dealer in Pennsylvania, generously donated the labor to install the floor and worked diligently to finish the project in time for the grand reopening.

In response to the generous donations made, Al Mollica, Chief Development Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia stated that the organization’s “staff, volunteers and members are grateful to the Regupol Corporation and their subcontractors for their extraordinary donation of flooring throughout our newly renovated Shane Victorino Nicetown Boys & Girls Club. Every day for many years to come our members and visitors from throughout the community will take full advantage of the durability and functionality of the flooring in our ctorino Nicetown Club. Thank you for your community-minded corporate philosophy and for a generous expression of support that will benefit thousands of Philadelphia children for years to come.”

According to Ken Thomas, Vice President of Marketing for Robbins, “we are very appreciative that we were in a in a position to give back and had the opportunity to do so for such a worthy cause. This project epitomizes the company culture and spirit of Robbins’ employees – working everyday in close cooperation with our suppliers and dealers to deliver beautiful, high quality sports flooring systems”.

For more information about the Shane Victorino Foundation, visit their Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/ShaneVictorinoFoundation .

Or to learn more about the programs at the Boys & Girls Club across America and how you can get involved, go to: http://www.bgca.org .

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About Abacus Sports Installations: Abacus Sports Installations is one of Robbins’ exclusive synthetic dealers in the Lancaster, PA area. For more information on Abacus please visit http://abacussports.com or call them at 1-800-821-4557.

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About Robbins Sport Surfaces: Robbins, Inc. is the premier supplier of high performance maple and synthetic sports flooring systems to the arena, education, religious and fitness markets. In more than 60 nations around the world athletes compete and practice on millions of square meters of Robbins’ Sport Surfaces. Professional and amateur alike know that when they play on a high performance Robbins’ system they’ll be able to play at peak levels, safely and comfortably.

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