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AHR Expo donates USD 26,300 to the Central Florida Police Athletic League

Money comes from the entry fee to the 2020 Innovation Awards program

WESTPORT, Connecticut, 18 December 2019: AHR Expo, to be held from February 3 to 5 in Orlando, is giving back to the Orlando community with a donation of USD 26,300 from its Innovation Awards program, the organizers of the show said through a Press release. The Central Florida Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) has been selected as the recipient for 2020, the organizers said. This year’s donation marks the largest donation to date, a result of the Innovation Awards program receiving its most ever entries, the organizers said.

According to the release, each year, 100% of the entry fees collected from the Innovation Awards competition is donated by the AHR Expo to a charitable organization within the region where the Show is being held. In 2019, the AHR Expo worked with the Atlanta area P.A.L. organization with great success, the organizers said. The Central Florida Police Athletic League serves the Orlando/Apopka area and is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing affordable after-school, summer and athletic opportunities to more than 500 Central Florida youth. P.A.L. partners with organizations to provide a safe, healthy environment for its community children and teens. P.A.L..’s partnership with the police department provides mentorship as well as safety and crime prevention programs. In addition, P.A.L. partners with a number of community organizations to provide athletic, educational and recreational development. While P.A.L. serves many youths, typically from low- to moderate-income households headed by a single parent, all children are welcome and encouraged to participate in their programs.

“The AHR Expo continues to be humbled by the warm welcome from the surrounding communities where the Show is held,” said Mark Stevens, Show Manager, AHR Expo. “We are thrilled that we are able to work closely with these cities to support local initiatives while we are in the area. The growth and success of our Innovation Award program shows a dedication to our growing HVACR industry – and supporting the growth of strong local programs, such as P.A.L. that are serving their community’s youth, is another way to support the future of our industry and many others. We look forward to seeing P.A.L. embark on their growth initiative with an HVAC system supported in part by this donation, as well as following along as they continue to provide invaluable services to so many.”

For additional information on the 2020 AHR Expo, visit According to the release, contractors, HVACR engineers, technicians, public utility workers, students of the trade and other professionals working in the HVACR industry, who are looking to network and see what’s new in the field, can register for free on the website until January 23, 2020.

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