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Ray Lewis to Host Power52 Live “After Five” Fundraiser Event


BALTIMORE, MD — Ray Lewis and the Power52 Team will host their second annual fundraising event to promote and support the Power52 Foundation, a not-for-profit organization based in Maryland. The event will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Power Plant Live at 7:00 pm, and will feature a live auction, DJ, great networking, endless hors d’oeuvres and lots of fun. A VIP Cocktail Reception will start at 6:00pm with a limited number of ticket holders joining Ray for an hour of cocktails and conversations.

Co-Founded by Cherie Brooks, Ray Lewis, and Rob Wallace, the Power52 Foundation’s mission is to help strengthen communities and inspire people to achieve their potential through hands-on job training in the energy sector. Power52 in partnership with Living Classrooms launched their Energy Professional Training program in October 2016 bringing workforce development, resiliency, and clean energy solutions to low and medium income communities. In addition, Power52 is working with Living Classrooms to convert their community centers into resiliency hubs, offering disaster relief support to their neighboring communities. 

Sharing a passion for Baltimore and the future of its youth, and in an effort to change the way the city is viewed by the outside world following the 2015 protests, Lewis, Wallace and Brooks agreed that they had the means and the responsibility to impact the community. “Power52 will not only give young people opportunities to successfully enter the workforce” notes Ray Lewis, “but it will also educate people so that they can understand the importance of energy independence.” Adds Rob Wallace, “We will train, we will place, we will provide scholarships. We will teach our students how to fish so that they can fish and in turn support their families and our community”.  

Sponsored in part by Offit & Kurman, Lifebridge Health, Whiting Turner, Power52 Energy Solutions, Kelly Services, and Power Plant LIVE!, the Power52 Live “After Five” Fundraiser will introduce their Board of Directors, the mission of the organization to Baltimore, and raise funds to support Power52 Energy Institute. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on several spectacular auction items including a fur coat donated by Mano Schwartz, a “Taste of Adventure” package provided in part by Liberty Mountain Resort and Centerstage, and a Hotel Stay & Golf Outing at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City.  Fox45’s Patrice Saunders and DJ Spontaneous will keep the crowd electrified throughout the evening.  Tickets are $150 per person; only 75 tickets will be sold to the VIP Cocktail Reception at $350 each.  Tickets can be purchased at www.power52.org/events.

Co-Founder and Executive Director Cherie Brooks tells guests “Come casual and ready to party with a purpose! This will be a night for Baltimore to remember and be proud of for many years to come!” For more information regarding the event, sponsorship opportunities and the work of the foundation, please contact Brandy Jackson at (530) 375-0302, brandy@power52.org, or visit www.power52.or g /events for more information and to purchase tickets. 
 
Power52 is committed to building a pool of talented, motivated individuals who are ready to change the dynamics of the world starting with their local communities.
POWER52 is a Maryland based 501(c)(3) established to provide hands-on job-training in the energy sector for individuals in disadvantaged communities that are struggling financially. Power52’s long-term community development strategy is designed to break the cycles of poverty, unemployment, under employment and incarceration in our Urban Communities across the nation while simultaneously advancing communities resilience through a sustainable strategy. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @power52official.



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