Comcast Becomes Title Sponsor for Portland Parks & Recreation’s “Summer Free For All” Program

Public/private partnership helps bring Portland free summer
movies, concerts and more

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Building on a multi-year partnership, Comcast announced that it will
become the Title Sponsor for Portland
Parks & Recreation’s
(PP&R) 2016 Summer
Free For All
program. Support from Comcast, the information and
entertainment provider to the most homes in Portland, will help PP&R
deliver the popular, free summer program series to an audience that
topped 320,000 attendees in 2015.

“Comcast is thrilled to be the title sponsor of the Summer Free For All
program,” said Rodrigo Lopez, Regional Senior Vice-President of Comcast
Oregon and Southwest Washington. “We are proud to support families,
friends and neighbors coming together in parks and playgrounds all over
Portland to enjoy live performances and movies under the stars.”

Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz said she’s grateful for
Comcast’s support for the “beloved” Summer Free For All program. “It
demonstrates their passion for making our community better and helps
deliver dozens of free outdoor movies, concerts, and playground and
lunch programs to Portlanders.”

This year’s Summer Free For All includes 55 concerts
in the park
, 41 movies
in the park
, 27 summer
playgrounds & lunch
sites, 20 mobile playgrounds sites, free
swim sessions at all of PP&R’s indoor and outdoor pools, and
the Washington Park Summer Festival. In addition, a Children’s Concert
Series at Unthank Park is new this year.

“Our mission
is for ‘Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland,’” says Portland Parks &
Recreation Director Mike Abbaté. “And the Summer Free For All is a
wonderful way that many people first engage with Portland Parks &
Recreation programs. Companies like Comcast help make these connections
possible, leading to a lifetime of healthier, happier people of all

Summer Free For All schedules are expected to be finalized, posted on the
Portland Parks and Rec web site
, and distributed within a few weeks.

To better serve Portland’s diverse communities, PP&R is offering the
Summer Free For All schedule in nine different languages this year:
Arabic, Burmese, English, simplified Chinese, Nepalese, Russian,
Spanish, Somalian and Vietnamese.

Summer Free For All programming consists of a broad portfolio of
culturally diverse music, movies, and recreation programs. Through the
Summer Playgrounds & Lunch program, PP&R expects to serve more than
111,000 free, healthy lunches to children in parks across the
city. 57% of young Portlanders qualify for free or reduced-price lunch
during the school year. Portland Parks & Recreation supports families by
offering nutritious meals and recreational activities during the summer
recess. The Summer Playgrounds & Lunch program is accompanied by sports,
games, crafts and family activities, including our mobile rock climbing

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NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed
Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY
brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal
operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and
Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations,
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