A Spectrum of Excitement

Cavs, Monsters and AkzoNobel Brighten the Hallways of Archbishop Lyke School

CLEVELAND, OH - April 23, 2012 - It was a beautiful Monday morning as more than 200 cheering Archbishop Lyke students and staff welcomed executives from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Lake Erie Monsters and AkzoNobel in celebration of winning the 2012 “Colorful Community Contest.” The makeover allowed this Cleveland school to have their hallways, gymnasium and cafeteria repainted by the experts at Glidden Paint, making them fresher, brighter and more colorful! As a token of their appreciation, the students of Archbishop presented the executives with three handcrafted, larger-than-life Thank You cards.

Cleveland Cavaliers, Lake Erie Monsters and AkzoNobel
Along with Archbishop Lyke School, Bissell Elementary School and Clark K-8 School were chosen by the Cavs and Monsters to vie for the opportunity to win the “Colorful Community Contest” makeover. For two weeks, fans were able to visit www.cavs.com/community or www.lakeeriemonsters.com to view each school’s submission and show support for the most deserving school by voting. With more than 37,000 votes from across the country and all over the world, the final breakdown of voting was as follows:

  • Archbishop Lyke School – 20,402 votes
  • Bissell Elementary School – 15,792 votes
  • Clark K-8 School – 971 votes

After a brief press conference congratulating Archbishop for their hard work, students were entertained by the Cavs dynamic dance troupe, the Scream Team. The morning festivities wrapped up with a “Colorful Timeout,” where students hurried back to their classrooms to create vibrant crafts alongside Cavs mascot Sir C.C, Monsters mascot Sully, Cavs Girls, Scream Team and executives.

About Glidden® Paint
The Glidden® Paint brand offers a rich tradition of innovation and color inspiration, having consistently embodied quality and performance for generations of customers. From the first latex paints that were developed and marketed under the Glidden brand decades ago, to today’s broad assortment of versatile paints, Glidden makes it easy for consumers and paint contractors alike to turn inspiration into action and add color to people’s lives. Available nationwide at The Home Depot, Walmart, company-owned Glidden Professional Paint Centers and other fine retailers, Glidden Paint is a brand of AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paint and coatings company.

About AkzoNobel’s North American Decorative Paints Business
Within its North American paints business, AkzoNobel produces a portfolio of well-respected brands, including Glidden®, Glidden Professional™, Dulux/Bétonel®, CIL®, Sico®, Ralph Lauren® and Devoe® paints; Flood®, Sikkens® and Synteko® wood care products; plus Liquid Nails® and Mulco® adhesives and caulks. Products are sold through company stores, national retail outlets, distributors and independent dealers throughout the region as well as exported internationally.

Ralph Lauren® is owned by PRL USA Holdings, Inc. and used under license.