INDIANA – Duke Energy announced today it will serve as the official gameday sponsor of the Indiana University vs. Rutgers University football matchup at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 13. At the game, Duke Energy will launch its Share the Light Fund, formerly known as Helping Hand, which provides financial assistance to Indiana families and individuals struggling to pay their energy bills.
“Over the past year, we’ve been reminded of the importance of community and extending a helping hand to our neighbors in need,” said Duke Energy Government and Community Relations Manager Bruce Calloway. “We know the winter months can be a hardship for some, and each year our shareholders and customers contribute to our energy assistance fund to ensure no one has to worry about keeping the lights on.”
The Indiana University vs. Rutgers University game will kick off at Memorial Stadium at 12:00 p.m. ET. Representatives from Duke Energy will engage with fans at several points during the game, including:
First quarter: Duke Energy Indiana President Stan Pinegar will join Indiana University Athletic Department officials and South Central Community Action Program Executive Director Eddy Riou for an on-field game ball presentation during the first quarter.
Halftime: Stan Pinegar will join Joe Smith on the Indiana Hoosiers Sports Radio Network to share information about Duke Energy’s Share the Light Fund.
Over the last five years, Duke Energy has contributed more than $3.5 million in energy assistance funds to its Indiana customers. Duke Energy customers can make a financial contribution to the Share the Light Fund through a variety of ways, including by making a donation on their monthly bill or by mailing a check or money order.
Duke Energy works in partnership with the Indiana Community Action Association and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority’s Energy Assistance Program, which determines eligibility and distributes the company’s assistance funds. Qualifying Duke Energy customers who may be struggling to pay their electricity bills can receive up to a $300 credit annually on their account.
For more information on the Share the Light Fund, including eligibility for funds, participating agencies, and how to make a donation, visit duke-energy.com/ShareTheLight.
Duke Energy Indiana
Duke Energy Indiana, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, provides about 6,600 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 860,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it Indiana’s largest electric supplier.