Atlanta Gas Light Company and Publix Super Markets Launch 'Get Fired Up' Joint Promotion
Junior Achievement of Georgia to Benefit
Atlanta Gas Light Company (AGLC) and Publix Super Markets have joined forces in promoting education -- educating Georgia consumers about the benefits of grilling and local area students about the Junior Achievement program. "Get Fired Up," the joint promotion, runs throughout the month of June.
"There are natural synergies between Atlanta Gas Light Company and Publix Super Markets when it comes to grilling," said William Peeples, Vice President, Market Development for the company. "Customers rely on our company to provide excellent natural gas products and appliances, like grills, and they rely on Publix Super Markets to provide top quality beef, chicken and other food products to help them enjoy the meals prepared on their grills. Our joint promotion encourages customers to take advantage of the value both companies provide to have a summer filled with grilling, food and fun."
Founded in 1943, Junior Achievement of Georgia's primary mission is to ensure that every child in America will gain a fundamental understanding of the free enterprise system. In addition, the organization educates and inspires young people in grades K-12 to value free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives.
A key component of the "Get Fired Up" promotion is the Super Saturdays held at key Publix Super Markets locations. Each event includes grilling demonstrations, live radio remotes and drawings for prizes. In addition, grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, donated by Publix Super Markets, will be available for sale and all proceeds will go to Junior Achievement. The Super Saturday schedule is as follows:
* June 2 - (1-4 p.m.) Highland Plaza Publix Super Markets, 3605 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA * June 9 - (2-5 p.m.) Promenade at Pleasant Hill Publix Super Markets, 1625 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA * June 16 - (Noon-3 p.m.) Paces Ferry Publix Super Markets, 2451 Cumberland Pkwy, Atlanta, GA * June 23 - (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) Haynes Bridge Village Publix Super Markets, 9925 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA * June 23 - (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) National Plaza Publix Super Markets, 2816 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA * June 23 - (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) Rivergate Publix Super Markets, 195 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd, Macon, GA * June 30 - (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) Cascade Crossing Publix Super Markets, 3695 Cascade Road, Atlanta, GA
Another component of the "Get Fired Up" program is the Grand Slam Grilling Sweepstakes. Consumers can obtain sweepstakes entry forms at 109 Publix Super Markets stores throughout Georgia or they can go to the "Grill Master" section of AtlantaGasLight.com and enter the sweepstakes online. Four winners will receive a prize package that includes a natural gas grill (values range from $1,000-3,000), a Publix Super Markets gift certificate (valued at $150.00- $300.00), Braves tickets and other prizes. A fifth winner will receive a VIP Braves party for 25 people. Additional sponsors of the "Get Fired Up" program include Broilmaster, FireMagic, the Braves, AM 750 WSB and Cook's Warehouse.
"We are excited about this program because it goes beyond just selling grills and groceries. It enhances awareness of all of the partners in the local communities and it allows us to give back to those communities through the donations to Junior Achievement," said Peeples.
Atlanta Gas Light Company provides natural gas delivery service to more than 1.5 million customers in Georgia. AGLC's home page address on the Internet is http://www.atlantagaslight.com/ . It also is the primary subsidiary of AGL Resources, a regional holding company for energy and infrastructure related businesses in the Southeast. AGL Resources also is engaged through subsidiaries and partnerships in other businesses, including telecommunications, retail energy marketing, wholesale energy services, and wholesale and retail propane sales. AGL Resources' website address is http://www.aglresources.com/ .
SOURCE: Atlanta Gas Light Company
Contact: Lisa Dudley, 404-584-3895, or pager, 800-652-1969, or Nick