Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has awarded Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Police Athletic League (PAL) Inc. and The Learning Center a Let’s Play equipment donation valued at $50,000 as part of its partnership with Good Sports. Among other equipment, the grants provide footballs, scrimmage vests, pop-up goals, basketballs, cones, soccer balls, volleyballs, jump ropes and playground balls. Let’s Play is an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group to provide kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority. Through DPS’s partnership with Good Sports, an organization which provides donations of athletic gear, footwear and sports equipment to deserving organizations or communities, Let’s Play has committed $3 million through 2016 to help kids become active through organized sports and fitness programs.
Volunteers from UTC Climate, Controls & Security spent an afternoon assistng nearly 50 Club members in developing a basic understanding of solar energy through hands-on activities that demonstrated how solar energy can transform into kinetic energy, thermal energy, chemical energy and electricity. They also learned about wind and how to measure wind speed and direction, and investigated how wind works and generates electricity. Club members and volunteers worked together to build solar houses and wind mills and had the opportunity to head outdoors to evaluate and measure the amounts of energy generated from each. Volunteers taught Club members about transformation of energy and how each of us can do our part to reduce energy consumption and pollutants to create a more sustainable environment.