Disney named Inaugural Presenting Sponsor of Centennial Celebration; Provides
Support to Southern California & Central Florida Clubs in honor of
Disneyland(R) Resort's 50th Anniversary
ATLANTA, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- With a $1 million donation to Boys & Girls
Clubs of America (BGCA), Disney has been named the inaugural presenting
sponsor of BGCA's Centennial Celebration in 2006, it was announced by the
organization's President, Roxanne Spillett, at BGCA's national conference.
The $1 million donation brings Disney's total support of Boys & Girls Clubs to
$3 million this year.
Two other $1 million donations, each made in honor of the Disneyland(R)
Resort's 50th Anniversary, will benefit local Clubs in Anaheim, Calif., the
home of Disneyland, and Central Florida, home of the Walt Disney World(R)
Resort. Walt Disney World Resort today presented a $1 million gift to the
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. The funds will be used to rebuild the
Pine Hills Boys & Girls Club.
"It is fitting that, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Disneyland, a
place that makes children's dreams come true, we are celebrating a more than
50-year association with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which has also helped
millions of children strive for their dreams," said Michael Eisner, chief
executive officer, The Walt Disney Company. "These donations are one way for
us to reach out to the children of America and help them directly in their