St. Louis Youth Sports Outreach featured on episode of Returning the Favor with Mike Rowe
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is getting into the sports industry, thanks to a
generous and enterprising employee.
Missouri American Water is proud to announce a donation of $1,500 to
support St. Louis Youth Sports Outreach (STLYSO), founded and led by
company employee Billy Mayhall, following STLYSO’s appearance on the
online documentary show Returning the Favor with Mike Rowe on Dec. 4.
Media are invited to a check presentation ceremony between Missouri
American Water and STLYSO at 1 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the STLYSO headquarters
at 9424 Everman, Overland, Mo., 63114, in the basement of New Horizon
Church. Billy Mayhall will be available to discuss STLYSO and appearance
on Returning the Favor.
St. Louis Youth Sports Outreach is a non-profit organization dedicated
to helping provide sporting equipment to children in need. It is a fully
volunteer-run operation, and all donations of any kind (equipment, cash,
services, etc.) go directly to benefit the youth of the St. Louis area.
“We at St. Louis Youth Sports Outreach are so thankful for the support
of Missouri American Water and this donation,” said Mayhall, who works
as a Distribution Field Worker out of Missouri American Water’s office
in Cottleville when he’s not leading STLYSO. “These funds will be used
to purchase sporting equipment and provide kids the opportunity to play
sports who otherwise might not. And besides providing that opportunity,
when you think about it, it’s difficult for an at-risk kid to get in
much trouble when he or she is wearing a baseball mitt or a football
Returning the Favor, which features host Mike Rowe as he travels the
country in search of remarkable people making a difference in their
communities, spent time this summer with Mayhall and STLYSO shooting a
documentary-style episode about the organization. Episodes of the show
air on the Returning the Favor page on Facebook.
“Sometimes you don’t think you’re making waves, but with the support of
Missouri American Water and the visibility we will receive from being on
Returning the Favor – we’re about to become a hurricane,” Mayhall said.
“Millions of people watch each episode of Returning the Favor, and
whatever publicity being on the show generates, we intend to put it to
good use supporting the mission of our organization.”
For their part, Missouri American Water leadership is proud to see an
employee doing such good work in the community.
“Billy has been a fantastic addition to our team ever since he joined in
early 2017,” said Brian Eisenloeffel, operations manager for the
district that includes Cottleville. “He does great work here, but just
as important is the fact that he does so much good in the community. It
is inspiring to see the amount of effort he puts in and the pride he
takes in making STLYSO a success.”
Missouri American Water
Missouri American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is
the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing
high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to
approximately 1.5 million people.
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and
most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater
utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people
in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean,
affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we
keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com
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