Natural Gas Utilities to Build Bikes for Local Children During Republican Convention in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees from the American Gas Association (AGA), Dominion and natural gas utilities will build bicycles for children in need in Cleveland, OH during the Republican National Convention.

"Bikes can mean so much to children in terms of exercise, fresh air, the opportunity to go to the park, library or be with their friends. We value our relationships in our local communities, and we appreciate the opportunity to give back in a tangible and fun manner for these children," said Paul Koonce, Chief Executive Officer, Dominion Generation Group.

"Natural gas utilities deliver essential energy to more than 177 million Americans and are a true partner in the communities they serve," said AGA Chairman Ralph LaRossa. "It is at the heart of everything we do and we wanted to make that spirit a part of our time in Cleveland."

"We are in the midst of a national conversation about the future of this country and for natural gas utilities those relationships begins in our local communities," said Dave McCurdy, AGA President and CEO. "All politics is local and our priority remains delivering energy safely and reliably to homes and businesses throughout this country."

Bike building kits will be supplied by Bikes for Goodness Sake. AGA and Dominion East Ohio are working with the Rainey Institute in Cleveland to ensure that the bikes are made available to children who need them. Some of the children will be at the event to receive brand new bicycles and helmets.

AGA and Public Service Electric & Gas Co. will hold a similar event in Camden, NJ during the Democratic National Convention later this month.

WHO:     

Dave McCurdy, AGA President and CEO


Employees from the AGA, Dominion and natural gas utilities throughout the country



WHAT:     

Natural gas utilities build bikes for children in need



WHEN:      

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


11:00 AM



WHERE:      

Dominion East Ohio


1201 East 55th Street


Cleveland, Ohio  44103

About Dominion
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 24,300 megawatts of generation, 12,200 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 933 billion cubic feet of storage capacity, and provides energy or products and services to more than five million customers in 14 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.

About the American Gas Association
The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 72 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 94 percent — over 68 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets more than one-fourth of the United States' energy needs.

SOURCE Dominion East Ohio

For further information: Dominion East Ohio: Tracy Oliver, tracy.a.oliver@dom.com, (216) 736-6219 or Neil Durbin, neil.j.durbin@dom.com, (216) 736-6239; AGA: Jake Rubin, jrubin@aga.org, (202) 824-7027