PPG pledges $15,000 to Lake Anna YMCA Community Center capital campaign

Funding supports development of new center, to open next month in Barberton

BARBERTON, Ohio, Nov. 13, 2007 – PPG Industries Foundation has pledged $15,000 to the capital campaign for the new Lake Anna YMCA Community Center, whose grand opening is scheduled for Dec. 15.

"We are very pleased to receive support from PPG for our brand-new community center," said Vince Mealy, executive director, Lake Anna YMCA Community Center. "The funding helps cover construction costs and enables the center to provide recreation, wellness and other programs that help build strong kids, strong families and strong communities."

A new branch of the Akron Area YMCA, the Lake Anna YMCA Community Center is a 57,000-square foot building in Barberton with a 42,000-square foot YMCA, a 10,000-square foot Barberton Community Center Active Adult Division and a 5,000-square foot Anna Dean physical therapy center operated by Barberton Citizens hospital.

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live,” said Richard Bauer, plant manager for PPG’s optical products and specialty chemicals manufacturing facility in Barberton. “We are proud to support the new Lake Anna YMCA Community Center in its efforts to expand health, wellness and recreation opportunities for young people, families and senior citizens in Barberton and southwest Summit County.”

About Akron Area YMCA
The Akron Area YMCA provides opportunities for families to strengthen spirit, mind and body through hundreds of programs, services and volunteer opportunities. Akron Area YMCA serves the community with six child-care sites, six membership branches, and the Phoenix alternative learning school in Medina and East Akron. It also provides Northeast Ohio with premier camping year-round at Camp Y-Noah and operates Rotary Camp for children with special needs. YMCAs are for people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes and abilities, and the YMCA is the nation’s largest community service organization and charity of choice. The YMCA’s Partners With Youth Annual Giving Campaign makes scholarship and financial assistance available. For more information on the Akron Area YMCA’s membership opportunities and programs, visit akronymca.org or call (330)376-1335.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company employs more than 34,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 25 countries. PPG shares are traded on the New York and Philadelphia stock exchanges (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.




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