“Laying It Forward: Highsteppers Dance Studio in Cincinnati, OH”
[Toano, VA] – Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL), the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, has helped create a safe environment for young women to build life skills through a recent flooring donation to The Highsteppers Drill Team.
The Highsteppers Drill Team is a Cincinnati-based nonprofit youth dance organization that began in 1999. The organization uses the art of dance and drill as unique tools to help inspire leadership, self-discipline and confidence in girls. The organization has a strong focus on academics and requires a minimum 2.0 GPA and weekly study and tutor sessions for participating youth. While this is the requirement, the current squad holds a 3.5 GPA average.
After 14 years of practicing at various recreation centers, The Highsteppers Drill Team was ready to move into their own space and needed flooring. Lumber Liquidators “stepped up” by donating a Dura Dance underlayment flooring system for the new facility. Dura Dance is a unique synthetic rubber underlayment that, together with a high-quality hardwood floor, absorbs energy and provides an impact dampening effect perfect for dancers.
“The young ladies at Highsteppers are confronted with tough issues everyday, but through dance we are able to help them overcome adversity and uncover their talents and capabilities,” said Kelli Harmon-Dobson, Founder and Director of The Highsteppers Drill Team. “It’s donations like Lumber Liquidators’ that helped us open our own studio so we could continue to provide young women in the community with a place to dance and develop.”
The donation is part of Lumber Liquidators’ philanthropic program, Lay It Forward. It is designed to support organizations that will benefit generations to come, a vision that also drives the enduring quality of Lumber Liquidators’ products. Installing a hardwood floor is an investment by homeowners – it lasts for years and grows in character as an element of a home’s beauty. By sustaining the Lay It Forward program now, Lumber Liquidators believes its investment will have a similar and lasting impact.
Robert M. Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lumber Liquidators, remarked, “We support Highsteppers’ commitment to developing young women and the community they serve.”
To learn more about the nonprofit and other organizations that Lumber Liquidators supports, visit LayItForward.LumberLiquidators.com. The Lay It Forward blog tells the inspirational stories or organizations that Lumber Liquidators has supported with product and/or financial donations.
About Lumber Liquidators
In its 20th year and with more than 345 locations, Lumber Liquidators is North America’s largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. The Company features more than 340 top quality flooring varieties, including solid and engineered hardwood, bamboo, cork, laminate and resilient vinyl. Additionally, Lumber Liquidators provides a wide selection of flooring enhancements and accessories to complement, install and maintain your new floor. Every location is staffed with flooring experts who can provide advice and useful information about Lumber Liquidators’ low priced product, much of which is in-stock and ready for delivery.
With premier brands including Bellawood Prefinished Hardwood and Morning Star Bamboo, Lumber Liquidators’ flooring is often featured on popular television shows such as HGTV’s Dream Home and This Old House.
For more information, please visit www.LumberLiquidators.com or call 1.800.HARDWOOD. You can also follow the Company on Facebook and Twitter, and learn more about its corporate giving program at LayItForward.LumberLiquidators.com.