"Super Service Challenge" Rallies Companies to Serve Their Community; Offers Chance to Win Part of $1,000,000 to Benefit Local Charities

Drew Brees, Quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, Challenges Companies to Get Their Head in the Game and Give Back, While Motivating Employee Morale

New York, New York, UNITED STATES


NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Launching today for its fifth year in a row, the Super Service Challenge asks companies and individuals from around the country to help make a memorable difference through community service, with a chance to win part of $1,000,000 for their nonprofit of choice.

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To participate, companies or individuals just need to form a group of two or more people who commit to doing an act of community service together with a registered 501(c)(3). During the act of service, the teams may capture a short video detailing their service and submit it for a chance to win a donation for that nonprofit, and potentially a grand prize donation of $50,000 that will be announced during the 2015 Super Bowl week.

In partnership with the Brees Dream Foundation--founded by Drew Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, and his wife Brittany--the challenge has made a tremendous impact on businesses and nonprofits across the nation. Through participation by more than 2,200 companies, these community service efforts have resulted in more than $3,500,000 in funds awarded to nonprofits around the country. Past supporters who have joined Brees to encourage participation include television hosts, Katie Couric and Hoda Kotb; football star, Justin Tuck; and former NFL player and cohost of TV's "LIVE! With Kelly and Michael," Michael Strahan.

"Our mission is to turn a giving company into a company of givers," said Dave Lindsey, founder of the Super Service Challenge. "We've found that coworkers who volunteer together not only benefit their communities, but benefit their company as well. Serving together changes the way employees view each other, which has a positive impact on morale and fulfillment within the workplace."

For a chance to win, participants must capture their service efforts via a short video and submit it using the Super Service Challenge App (available in the iTunes App Store and the Android Marketplace) or by uploading it at www.superservicechallenge.com by November 30, 2014. The videos should include information about their activity and the impact it had on those serving together.

To increase the chances of being selected, challengers can also share their videos through the Super Service Challenge platform on Facebook and Twitter, or ask friends and family to visit the Super Service Challenge website to vote. For every 25 votes a video receives, that team will earn one bonus entry.

"Giving back to the community has always been important to our family," said Brees. "The Super Service Challenge provides a tremendous platform for coworkers and friends to come together to create a positive impact in their communities."

Last year more than 50,000 hours of service were logged as a result of the Super Service Challenge. To impact your business through the power of service or to learn more about the challenge, visit www.superservicechallenge.com.

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About the Super Service Challenge

Founded in 2011 in Indianapolis, Ind., the Super Service Challenge's goal is to spread the mission and message of service across the United States. The nationwide initiative encourages and rewards volunteers from the workplace who come together to serve charities and have an impact in their communities. Participation is open to all who want to serve with a team from their workplace. These teams choose a local charity, serve that charity and then submit a brief, two-minute video or photo presentation of their service on the Super Service Challenge website. Winning teams receive a share of more than $1,000,000 for the charities. For more information visit www.superservicechallenge.com.

About the Brees Dream Foundation

The Brees Dream Foundation was founded in 2003 with a mission to improve the quality of life for cancer patients, and provide care, education and opportunities for children and families in need. Brittany and Drew Brees and the Brees Dream Foundation have collectively contributed more than $20 million to charitable causes and academic institutions. For more information, please visit www.drewbrees.com.  


        

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