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Caring for the Community: Exelon contributes to Chicago Park District

Exelon is committed to giving back to a city that not only houses our headquarters but is also home to thousands of employees.

We aim to help our communities grow and thrive. 

Exelon has donated $9 million to develop new facilities for Gately Park and Addams/Medill Park here in Chicago. With our support, the parks will increase access to recreational services and provide local youth with mentoring and job training. 

These parks are located in diverse neighborhoods and in communities that would benefit greatly from new state-of-the-art facilities, which will not only benefit the surrounding neighborhoods for many years to come but will also bring economic growth. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, along with the Chicago Park District and other local organizations, worked together to select the Gately and Addams/Medill locations. 

Exelon wants to be a positive presence in the areas we serve.

At Exelon, we consider it our responsibility to improve the quality of life for people in the communities where we live, work and serve. 

“Service to our community is a core value at Exelon – and that goes beyond delivering the power that supports our economy and drives our everyday life,” said Exelon President and CEO Chris Crane. “We are committed to working with Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Park District on developments like these at Addams Park that establish safe spaces in the community.”

We’re strengthening our community by contributing $6 million to Gately Park because its development will positively affect the 167,000 youths 19 and younger within 5 miles of the park. The Gately Indoor Track & Field Facility, projected to be completed in 2019, will be the first-ever public-dedicated indoor track in Chicago with the ability to support athletic programs, host national intercollegiate events and serve as one of the first neighborhood campuses for After School Matters.

 An additional $3 million will help develop Addams/Medill Park and establish a new, safe space for young people and adults to learn, exercise and compete. We are honored to become the namesake for the park’s new 100,000-square-foot multi-purpose facility – the Exelon Student Recreation Center, which will house an indoor track, artificial turf field, basketball courts and several multi-purpose community rooms. 

Outdoor improvements will also be made on the existing 9.24-acre Addams Park, including the addition of a natural turf baseball field; an artificial turf combination field for baseball, football, lacrosse and soccer; and a walking path around the park.

Along with these building and outdoor upgrades, opportunities abound for these facilities in the form of mentoring, job training and athletic programs for the thousands of youths in the surrounding community.

We’re excited to see the developments of these facilities and the great positive impacts to those surrounding communities come to life. For more information on Exelon’s commitment to the areas where its employees live, work and serve, visit www.exeloncorp.com/community

 

 

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