Press Release

PSEG Long Island Employees Bike in 12th Annual Soldier Ride

Nearly 100 employees raise more than $800 in 25-mile bike trip

(Uniondale, NY – Aug. 6, 2019)  Nearly 100 PSEG Long Island employees recently participated in the Town of Babylon’s 12th Annual Soldier Ride to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer commended Team PSEG Long Island efforts, which raised nearly $1,000 for the cause and earned it a “top 10 fundraiser” position.

“Each year, the Babylon Soldier Ride does a great job of bringing our community together to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project,” said Rich Schaffer, Babylon Town supervisor. “Organizations that put together large teams, like PSEG Long Island did this year, raise the standards of the event. With nearly 100 riders on their team, PSEG Long Island was a standout participant and we look forward to seeing them next year!”

Ninety-five of the record-breaking 1,200 participants who rode this year were on Team PSEG Long Island. Paul Cotrone, of Hauppauge, has organized the event for PSEG Long Island employees the past three years and says each year participation has grown exponentially.

“I have truly enjoyed participating in the Soldier Ride,” said Cotrone. “Getting nearly 100 co-workers, friends and family to participate in this bike ride to raise funds for wounded warriors shows our dedication to the heroes who serve our country. The spirit, drive and dedication of the warriors is an inspiration to all of us. It’s great to be supported by PSEG Long Island to participate, and in the end we all benefit in one way or another.”

Soldier Ride is an annual bike ride that begins at Babylon Town Hall, snakes through Copiague, Amityville, Lindenhurst and Babylon, and travels over the Robert Moses Causeway before ending at Babylon’s Overlook Beach.

PSEG Long Island is committed to giving back to the people and communities it serves by actively supporting hundreds of local charity events each year through the company’s Community Partnership Program. Last year, PSEG Long Island employees logged 26,000 service hours, volunteering at 1,145 fundraising and community events to support more than 400 organizations. For more information on how PSEG Long Island supports the communities it serves, visit https://www.psegliny.com/Community.

Nearly 100 PSEG Long Island employees recently participated in the Town of Babylon’s 12th Annual Soldier Ride to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

Photo Caption: Nearly 100 PSEG Long Island employees recently participated in the Town of Babylon’s 12th Annual Soldier Ride to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). 

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PSEG Long Island
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a long-term contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company.