U.S. Battery Provides Sponsorship For The W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation

U.S. Battery Was A Sponsor For A Wisconsin Golf Event, Benefiting A Local Boys & Girls Club

U.S. Battery Manufacturing was one of the sponsors of the 17th annual charity golf event that was put on by the W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation, located in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The funds raised at this annual golf event benefitted the Boys’ & Girls Club of Baraboo, to enable young adults to reach their full potential as adults in the community.

The charity event took place Monday, June 5th at the Baraboo Country Club, where a U.S. Battery sponsored golf car provided beverages to those who participated in the golf outing throughout the day. “We’re happy to support a cause towards educating and supporting youth programs like the Boys & Girls Club,” said Mike Coad, U.S. Battery Director of Sales. “U.S. Battery, along with our area distributor Northern Battery, became aware of this charity event and offered to participate. Both myself and Kyle Donskey from Northern Battery attended the event and were amazed at a number of people that came out to support their cause.”

The W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation is a private foundation which receives annual charitable contributions from the Nordic Group of Companies Ltd., which include Columbia ParCar, Duncan Toys Co., Flambeau Inc. and several others. The Nordic Group provides charitable contributions to the Foundation, which in turn, make constructive contributions to local communities in which the Nordic Group of Companies Ltd. has operations.

For more information on the W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation, visit their website at http://www.saueyfamily.org. Additional information on U.S. Battery’s products for golf car, electric vehicle, maintenance machines, solar power, access lift, and many other industries worldwide, visit www.usbattery.com.

Donating Batteries To The Travel Town Museum Foundation in Los Angeles, Ca, Helps Preserve A Piece Of Railroading History

In an effort to help preserve a small piece of railroading history, U.S. Battery donated a set of its 15-4-1 XC2, 8-volt deep-cycle batteries to the Travel Town Foundation in Los Angeles, California, who are in the process of restoring a 1929 M.177 Motorcar.

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“The restoration of the M.122 has been on-going since the mid-1980’s,” said Nancy Gneier, Executive Director at the Travel Town Museum Foundation. “Donations like this, however, help us with the continuous process of restoring vehicles that showcase the history of transportation in our country, as well as give high-school students a venue to volunteer and earn community service hours. Programs like ours actually help kids to be responsible and learn how to communicate better, which will help them later in life.”

One of the student volunteers, Will Cosso, started working at the Travel Town Foundation at age 14. Cosso turned 18 and became an Eagle Scout, and was proud to be one of the only volunteers allowed to work on the M.177 project. According to Gneier, additional funds generated from donations, allowed them to build a new gift shop, which has more room for the operation to grow. “We’re turning the current gift shop into our volunteer center,” said Gneier. “This will help us with volunteer meetings and help us expand.

The 15-4-1 XC2 batteries fit perfectly in the two original battery compartments of the M.177 Motorcar and once connected, will help bring it back to life. “We fully support the Travel Town Foundation in their efforts to help kids and preserve a piece of railroad history,” said Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/Executive VP Sales, and Marketing.  “If this small donation will help the foundation keep serving the community and helping kids, then we’re proud to be a part of it.”

According to Reese, the engine has a generator and agitator, (used to start the motor). The generator will recharge the batteries and allow the electrical system on the Motorcar to become fully operational. While the M.177 still has a way to go before it’s fully restored, the Travel Town Foundation continues to be dedicated to preserving these vehicles, while providing life lessons to youth in the process.

The Travel Town Foundation and Museum is located alongside the Los Angeles Zoo, and Griffith Park, in Los Angeles, California. The Museum is open daily and offers miniature train rides for children, areas for parties and events, and docent tours given by student volunteers. For more information on the Travel Town Foundation, visit www.traveltown.org. Additional information on U.S. Battery products, visit www.usbattery.com.

 

The U.S. Battery 15-4-1 XC2 batteries fit nicely into the M.177's original battery compartment.

The U.S. Battery 15-4-1 XC2 batteries fit nicely into the M.177’s original battery compartment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project manager Bryan Reese with the original Winton gasoline engine in the M.177.

Project manager Bryan Reese with the original Winton gasoline engine in the M.177.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Travel Town Foundation is currently restoring several trains which also provides a way for students to earn volunteer service towards college.

The Travel Town Foundation is currently restoring several trains which also provides a way for students to earn volunteer service towards college.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project manager Bryan Reese with one of the student volunteers Will Cosso.

Project manager Bryan Reese with one of the student volunteers Will Cosso.

U.S. Battery Products Help Provide Mobility For Young Girl Stricken With Rare Urea Cycle Disorder

Derek Lackey, of Germantown, MD didn’t know anything about Urea Cycle Disorders (UCD), a genetic disorder that is caused by a mutation resulting in a deficiency of enzymes that are responsible for removing ammonia from the blood stream. When his newborn daughter Isabella, was stricken with this disorder, however, Lackey found out quickly that it is a fatal disease that affects 1 in 8,500 births.

Now four years old, Isabella has suffered through a coma, strokes, heart attacks, a liver transplant, and as a result has limited mobility. To help her get around, Lackey found and restored a 1988 Legend electric people mover, and began to search the internet for information on rebuilding and customizing it for her.

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Tri-State Battery helped make the donation to the Lackey family possible.

Lackey contacted U.S. Battery Manufacturing to see what type of six-volt batteries the vehicle would need and in response, U.S. Battery donated two US 2200XC2 batteries to help the Lackey family. Working with U.S. Battery’s dealer Tri-State Battery, the vehicle is now properly powered to help them with Isabella’s mobility needs.

“My family and I were ecstatic when we learned that U.S. Battery was indeed going to donate two deep-cycle batteries for our cause,” said Lackey. “Words cannot describe the support that we experienced with U.S. Battery. Their dedication to the medical community and support of children’s causes is humbling. They exemplify what community-based businesses should stand for and genuinely care for their end users.”

Although there is no known cure for UCD, Lackey and his family are not only dedicated to Isabella but also want to help spread the word about this disease so that others can take immediate action to help their newborn children who may be affected. The Lackey family have set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for some of Isabella’s care and medical expenses.  For more information on UCD visit the National Urea Cycle Disorder Foundation’s website at www.CureUCD.org.

For more information on U.S. Battery products, visit www.usbattery.com.

For more information on Tri-State Battery and their locations in Deleware and Maryland, visit www.tristatebattery.com.

U.S. Battery And Battery Systems Provide Batteries To Horses 4 Heroes

U.S. Battery and one of its distributors Battery Systems provided eight golf car batteries to Horses 4 Heroes, a Las Vegas-based non-profit organization that runs an equestrian center to provide affordable riding activities for veterans, at-risk youth, and more. The batteries they received, U.S. Battery’s US12VXC deep-cycle 12-volts, will be used in two of the organization’s golf cars that were donated last summer to help the group get around its 680 acre facility. “When we heard how much eight batteries cost, we had no choice but to let the golf carts sit until such time as we could afford to buy batteries or raise the funds,” said Sydney Knott, President/CEO/Founder of Horses 4 Heroes. “So we are simply and completely overwhelmed, grateful, and honored that U.S. Battery and Battery Systems are willing to do this for us.”

Horses 4 Heroes provides affordable horseback riding activities for Active Duty service members, veterans, first responders and their families. The organization also provides free or low-cost “EAL” (Equine Assisted Learning) workshops for at-risk youth, veterans with PTS/MST/TBI, victims of domestic abuse and violence, and recovering addicts. “This organization does a lot to help people discover that horses can provide great enjoyment and therapy,” says Dan Grigsby, Western States Regional Manager for U.S. Battery. “We were happy to partner with one of our dealers to provide Horses 4 Heros with the most reliable batteries on the market so their golf cars can run longer and last a long time with proper maintenance.”

The Horses 4 Heroes’ Community Equestrian Center, is located within Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, in Las Vegas, Nevada and has more than 300 affiliates in 45 states plus Canada. For more information on Horses 4 Heroes, visit www.horses4heroes.org. For more information on U.S. Battery products, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit https://www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery And The Physics Factory Team-Up To Give Young Students An Education On Solar Power And More

To help the Physics Factory share its enthusiasm for physics to young students across the country, U.S. Battery donated several of its deep-cycle batteries that will be used along with a solar panel array mounted on the Physics Factory’s Physics Bus. The bus is a rolling science museum that makes appearances at schools and science fairs across the country, providing demonstrations of physics in a fun and entertaining way. “We supplied the Physics Factory with our L16 deep cycle batteries that will work well with the solar panels they placed on top of their bus,” says Mike Wallace, U.S. Battery Creative Manager. “This helps to provide power for demonstrations and will also help to showcase the benefits of solar power to students at a young age.”

“To allow a full eight hour day exhibition that’s completely off-the-grid, we needed batteries that were incredibly efficient and long lasting,” says Erik Herman, Physics Factory Instructor. “That’s why we were absolutely delighted to receive a donation of eight L16 XC2’s from U.S. Battery. We now have the convenience to simply pull up anywhere, flick a switch, and open the doors for kids to come aboard and enjoy science. Whether it’s along a sidewalk downtown, in a school playground, a park, or even at a camp or reservation, we have allowed this physics experience to be free and un-tethered.”

To date, the Physics Bus has showcased its exhibition at 51 events between October 2014 and October 2015. “From a combination of photo/video documentation, and our handy Arduino infrared-beam people-counter, we estimate 7720 people passing through our doors, with over 6580 of them K-12 students,” said Herman.

Ensuring that the Physics Bus always has power readily available, U.S. Battery’s L16 deep-cycle batteries are built with exclusive Diamond Plate Xtreme Capacity technology that provides higher peak capacity, improved watt-hours per liter, and watt-hours per kilogram. In addition, L16 batteries feature an Outside Positive (OSP™) plate design, which mitigates the effects of positive plate deterioration and further increases battery life, capacity and performance. The use of the batteries on the Physics Bus will help to provide reliable power stored from the photovoltaic power system mounted on the roof, that was provided by New York-based Taitem Engineering. “Unlike typical residential or RV use, we will be discharging, in one day, three days worth of energy collected from our four roof-mounted panels,” says Herman.

U.S. Battery L16 deep-cycle batteries will store power from the solar panels mounted on the roof of the Physics Bus.

U.S. Battery L16 deep-cycle batteries will store power from the solar panels mounted on the roof of the Physics Bus.

 

Reliable power is essential for the Physics Bus, as the results of their exhibitions are easily visible through the expression on student’s faces. “Students are awe-struck by our exhibits. They usually enter not knowing what to expect, but then they start experiencing never-before-seen physics phenomena coming from common everyday appliances,” says Herman. “Electromagnetic waves sending energy through space to create a light show inside a microwave oven, an otherwise average-looking guitar whose strings make the sound visible as well as audible, a TV whose beam dances to the vibrations of your voice. Half way through, kids’ eyes are popping out of their heads and their mouths are hanging open in amazement.

The donation of the deep-cycle batteries will hopefully allow the Physics Factory to continue their goal to bring education to students and adults across the country. ” We’re planning a cross-country tour, New York to California, for a showcase at the Maker Faire in San Mateo in May 2015, and the wheels are already in motion to cultivate other Physics Buses in other locations around the U.S., says Herman.
The Physics Factory is a non-profit organization that provides educators and students additional opportunities to learn more about the science of physics by mentoring, educating and demonstrations. For more information on the Physics Factory and where the Physics Bus is scheduled to appear, visit their website at www.physicsfactory.org.

U.S. Battery manufactures a variety of deep-cycle batteries that are all manufactured in the U.S.A. and are distributed worldwide. For more information, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery Manufacturing Helps Power The Screamin’ Eagles Powerchair Soccer Team

U.S. Battery Manufacturing donated several of its deep-cycle batteries to the North Georgia Screamin’ Eagles Power-Soccer Team, to help its members continue to participate in a sport that improves self-esteem, instills confidence and promotes a higher quality of life. “I am extremely grateful for U.S. Battery’s generous donation of batteries and a charging system,” said Justin Pressley, President of Access to a Better Tomorrow, Inc., and Head Coach & Co-Founder of the North Georgia Screamin’ Eagles. “This helps the team by allowing it to get the powerchairs that we have refurbished for use on the court, so more disabled individuals can start playing and competing. The costs to play the game are high because they often include transportation, personal assistant services for more severely disabled individuals, and equipment. Having strong batteries are key to having a strong team, and the batteries provided to us will make the team stronger.”

Power Soccer is the fastest growing adaptive sport in the world and is played as a four-on-four competition by powered wheelchair users. It combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the chair itself in a game similar to soccer that is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four power wheelchair users attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in an attempt to score goals. Organized by the United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA) the North Georgia Screamin Eagles is one of many teams that struggle for support to keep empowering people in wheelchairs with the ability to participate in an active sport. “The Screamin’ Eagles and the USPSA are great organizations that truly help many individuals live a more fulfilled life,” says Mike Wallace, Creative Manager for U.S. Battery Manufacturing. “Powered wheelchairs are expensive and if we can help keep them running longer, it will allow the team to continue to operate and grow in a positive way.”

For more information on the North Georgia Screamin’ Eagles power soccer team and the USPSA, visit their website at www.ngascreamingeagles.org. U.S.Battery is proud to support this and other charitable organizations with many of its products that are manufactured in the U.S.A. and distributed worldwide. For more information, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

Members of Screamin Eagles Power Soccer Team

Justin Pressley, head coach of the Screamin’ Eagles (far right) with some of the team members. Photo courtesy Justin Pressley

U.S. Battery Donation To Bonyo’s Kenya Mission, Helps Provide Treatment For Villagers In Masara, Kenya

Bill Wallace, President of the Asante Team with a child from Masara, Kenya.

U.S. Battery made a charitable donation to Bonyo’s Kenya Mission to help provide basic health care for villagers living in Masara, Kenya. The BKM is a non-profit organization that has sent a group of volunteers called the Asante team to provide free health care services through the Mama Pilista Memorial Health Center in Masara, Kenya. The Asante Team helps organize and fund raise for the long term medical missions to Kenya that the team takes each year.

The Asante Team has been able to treat over 1000 patients, deliver nine healthy babies, assist with the clinic’s vaccination program, and provide treatment for those who couldn’t otherwise afford basic health care. “Last year the team traveled for a two month stay at the clinic from mid-May to mid-July, and U.S. Battery donated for that trip,” says Bill Wallace President of the Asante Team. Donations have also made it possible for The Mama Pilista Memorial Health Center and B.K.M. to have nurses, a lab technician, and a physician’s assistant living in the clinic 24/7.

U.S. Battery is the leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries that are all manufactured in the U.S.A. and distributed worldwide. For more information, contact U.S. Battery 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit https://www.usbattery.com.

About Bonyo’s Kenya Mission:
The Bonyo’s Kenya Mission was founded in 1996 by Dr. Bonyo Bonyo, who was born and raised in Masara, Kenya, and a group of concerned health care providers from Akron, Ohio. In 2006 Dr. Bonyo achieved a goal by building this clinic for the people in his village. Bonyo’s goals are to continue to care for his people, and to have the clinic open year round for doctor’s around the world to come donate their services.Visit http://www.bonyoskenyamission.org.