More than 150 Philadelphia Sixers and Honda employees – including Philadelphia Sixers executive director of social responsibility Amy Hever and Honda Zone sales manager Sam Dolente, cleaned and beautified the Hamilton Disston Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphia last month.

Employees from the Sixers and Honda restored the school by painting the hallways and basketball court, installing basketball nets, decorating the exterior of the school, and creating Sixers-branded kits for students and teachers. At the start of the school year, each student received a Sixers notebook and co-branded Sixers and Honda folder.

The effort is part of the Philadelphia Sixers “Project 76” employee volunteer initiative, through which all Sixers employees are encouraged to pledge at least 76 hours of community service annually to support communities where Sixers fans live, work and play. The event is also supported by the Mayor’s Office of Education and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service.

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