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Volunteers Needed for Project to Benefit Boys & Girls Club at NBAA2010

Attending NBAA's Convention in Atlanta? You Can Help A Worthy Cause. 

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org
Patrick Dunne, (202) 783-9263, pdunne@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, October 6, 2010 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today invited those attending the Association's 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) in Atlanta, GA, to be a part of something special by volunteering a weekend day in support of a project to benefit the Brookhaven Boys & Girls Club.

Hundreds of volunteers are needed for a day-long project on Sunday, October 17, which will be focused on making upgrades to the Brookhaven Club, located near DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PDK), the site of the NBAA2010 Static Display of Aircraft.

Volunteers will build a new playground, refurbish a teen center, resurface an outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, build an outdoor classroom, repaint walls and more. All upgrades will be designed with an aviation theme.

"We're really looking to establish a long-term relationship with the community here," said Bill McBride, volunteer project coordinator for the NBAA Local Committee and senior director of flight operations for The Home Depot. "NBAA sees returning to Atlanta as more than just holding a trade show - it's an opportunity to leave something behind."

Hands On Atlanta will manage the project, and NBAA Members and local businesses are providing additional support by donating lunch and soft drinks, volunteer t-shirts and first aid services.

To register or for more information on the project, and to see a video with more details, visit www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2010/community-outreach.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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