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Sponsor of Vail games commits $100,000 for gulf cleanup

Vail Daily staff report

GOLETA, Calif. – Teva announced Tuesday its commitment to raise awareness and assist in the Gulf of Mexico cleanup through a commitment of $100,000 through long-term partner, Waterkeeper Alliance.

“Waterkeeper Alliance is extremely grateful for the generous support of Teva in the face of this tragedy. Overcoming the damage from this ongoing disaster will demand a lot from us all, and it is heartening to see a brand like Teva stepping up to the plate,” says Kristine Stratton, executive director of Waterkeeper Alliance.

Through Teva’s continued commitment to being stewards of clean water along with their partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance, the emergency donation from Teva will assist in the effort to protect and clean up this delicate area.

“Water is the most precious of our natural resources, yet every day in the gulf region it is becoming more polluted,” said Pete Worley, Teva brand president. “Teva has existed for over 25 years thanks to the waterways around the world that have been explored and enjoyed. This heritage, along with our longstanding partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance, is what compelled us to donate $100,000 to raise awareness for the Save Our Gulf effort. But that’s only a drop in the bucket. The time to act is now, because we are all part of the solution.”

Teva is tapping into its community in an effort to raise further awareness and funds for this effort. Join Teva at facebook.com/teva to find out how you can help in reaching the local Waterkeeper chapter’s goal of $250,000 towards this effort.

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