Glidden® Paint Colorful Community Contest Semi-Finalist Chosen

One local school will win a makeover through online voting beginning today

CLEVELAND, OH - March 19, 2012 - The Cleveland Cavaliers, Lake Erie Monsters and Glidden® Paint have teamed up to make schools in Northeast Ohio better and brighter through the “Colorful Community Contest”. Three local schools were chosen by the Cavs and Monsters to vie for the opportunity to have a classroom(s), hallway(s) or other space(s) repainted by the experts at Glidden Paint.

Archbishop Lyke School (Cleveland), Bissell Elementary (Twinsburg) and Clark K-8 (Cleveland) will compete through online voting to win a colorful facelift for their school. Fans can go to or to view each school’s submission and show support for the most deserving school by voting, which begins today and runs through March 30th.

The project is designed to help upgrade the facilities where school children learn by making them fresher, brighter and more colorful.

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.