Conn's and LG Bring Basketball Excitement to Houston Middle School
Clyde "The Glide" Drexler teams up to donate LG SUPER UHD TVs to
Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN), a growing furniture and home goods retailer
based in The Woodlands, Texas, and LG Electronics USA, brought cheers
and excitement to Houston's Jackson Middle School this morning.
University of Houston and NBA legend, Clyde Drexler, headlined the event
to celebrate college basketball in Houston.
More than 800 students packed their gym to hear Drexler talk about
helping the University of Houston Cougars' renowned "Phi Slama Jamma"
teams reach the brink of a national championship. He explained the role
dedication and teamwork played in their success and how he used those
lessons as a foundation to become an Olympic Gold Medalist, NBA
champion, Hall of Famer and, most important, a better person.
Drexler challenged the students to always do the right thing. "This
philosophy will pay off time and again," he said. "Character is a slam
dunk for success in life."
Four lucky students were chosen to participate in basketball drills with
Drexler. Conn's President and Chief Executive Officer, Norm Miller, then
announced Conn's and LG were donating LG HD TVs to the school and
surprised a seventh grader with an LG HD TV to take home to her family.
The student was chosen for the honor by her teachers in recognition of
the character she displays every day.
"Conn's is proud to call Houston home and we thought today's event was a
great way to celebrate the city's moment in the spotlight," said Miller.
"Partnering with LG and Clyde Drexler took everything to another level
but, at the end of the day, the most rewarding part was reaching so many
kids with positive messages about character."
With leading home entertainment, home appliance and mobile innovations,
LG knows how to rally passionate fans for the ultimate game day
experience. This year, LG is helping fans "Do Game Day Right" with
incredible LG SUPER UHD TVs and OLED TVs that deliver the best game day
viewing experience with more than a billion rich colors, as well as some
just-released basketball stats based on team uniform color, which can be
found at www.LGGameDay.com.
About Conn's, Inc.
Conn's is a specialty retailer currently operating approximately 100
retail locations in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee
Conn's primary product categories include:
Furniture and mattress, including furniture and related accessories
for the living room, dining room and bedroom, as well as both
traditional and specialty mattresses;
Home appliance, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers,
dishwashers and ranges;
Consumer electronics, including LED, OLED, Ultra HD, and
internet-ready televisions, Blu-ray players, home theater and portable
Home office, including computers, printers and accessories.
Additionally, Conn's offers a variety of products on a seasonal basis.
Unlike many of its competitors, Conn's provides flexible in-house credit
options for its customers in addition to third-party financing programs
and third-party rent-to-own payment plans.
Conn's was included in Fortune magazine's 2015 list of the fastest
growing companies and was named a 2015 Hot Retailer by the National
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Jamie Pierce, 936-206-3154
Source: Conn's, Inc.
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