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PG&E Supports Cal Poly Athletics With $20,000 Donation

Utility's Chief Nuclear Officer to Make Halftime Presentation at Saturday’s Football Game

Release Date: September 21, 2012
Contact: PG&E External Communications (415) 973-5930

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is supporting the Cal Poly student-athlete scholarship fund with a $20,000 donation.

Ed Halpin, Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer for PG&E, will present the check to Cal Poly President Jeff Armstrong and Director of Athletics Don Oberhelman at halftime of Saturday's "Battle for the Golden Horseshoe" football game between the Mustangs and rival UC Davis.

"Cal Poly is a world-renowned university training today's students to be tomorrow's scientists, technicians and engineers – disciplines highly valued by PG&E," said PG&E's Halpin. "We appreciate Cal Poly's 'Learn by Doing' philosophy, which enables graduates to hit the ground running and make immediate contributions in their fields of study."

"PG&E is fortunate to count among our ranks many Cal Poly alumni who each day help us fulfill our commitment to providing safe, affordable and reliable power to our customers," Halpin added.

"Cal Poly Athletics is proud to partner with PG&E in supporting our student-athletes in their educational endeavors," said Oberhelman. "PG&E recognizes the quality of Cal Poly student-athletes and, in supporting these young men and women, PG&E is making an investment in the future of California."

Since 2005, PG&E has given $48,000 to the Cal Poly student-athlete scholarship program, including the check to be presented Saturday. Education is one of PG&E's three main community investment priorities, along with environmental stewardship and community vitality.

"Over the past decade, PG&E has contributed nearly $40 million toward educational initiatives," said Halpin. "With this latest donation, we are proud to further our commitment to education and to the San Luis Obispo community. By supporting deserving students, we can help them achieve their goals and realize their full potential."

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation(NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit and

Cal Poly football, presented by French Hospital Medical Center, is coming off a 24-22 victory over Football Bowl Subdivision member Wyoming last Saturday in Laramie and will take a 2-0 record into its game against UC Davis (1-2) on Saturday.

Kickoff in Alex G. Spanos Stadium is set for 6:05 p.m.


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