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Sandia opens Employee Caring Program Campaign (United Way) with first ever Domino Dare

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In a split-second, dominoes come tumbling down, each one encouraging the other as they spark a chain reaction. As the No. 1 contributor for more than 50 years to the United Way of Central New Mexico, Sandia has continually worked to make a difference in our community. Last year, Sandia employees and retirees pledged more than $4 million to the United Way.

In its first Domino Dare, a domino design and knock-down effort, nine teams representing Sandia and Kirtland Air Force Base will topple domino creations and will be judged on technical excellence and creativity by a panel of Sandia employees.

Sandia conducts a robust employee contribution campaign each year and kicks it off with an event to raise employee awareness. This year, the United Way of Central New Mexico will be using dominoes to show how each person can make a difference when their efforts are combined with the efforts of others – to promote giving.

Photo Opportunity
Tuesday, Oct. 5, domino set up begins at 8 a.m. in the Kirtland East Fitness Center. Competition begins at 11 a.m. Media planning to attend event should contact Stephanie Holinka at (505) 284-9227 or by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday to arrange for badging and escort.

Sandia National Laboratories is a multiprogram laboratory operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.

Sandia media relations contact: Stephanie Holinka, (505) 284-9227