MAYS LANDING, N.J. – Atlantic City Electric (ACE) recognized
approximately 100 employees during its recent Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast held
at the Buena Vista Country Club. The annual event honors company employees who
make a difference in their respective communities through volunteerism. Pete
Higbee of Absecon and Jules Zaccone of Laurel Springs were named the Atlantic
City Electric 2014 Volunteers of the Year.
“Our commitment to the
community is very important,” said Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric region
president. “We are thrilled so many of our employees participate in events and
volunteer initiatives each year to support numerous organizations in the communities
we live and work.”
On behalf of Higbee and
Zaccone, Atlantic City Electric will donate $500 to each of two charities the
a 31-year employee and substation work leader with Atlantic City Electric, was
recognized as the city of Absecon’s 2014 Volunteer of the Year. He is chairman
of the Absecon Parks and Playgrounds Committee and coach and commissioner of
Absecon Youth Basketball. A long-time coach with the Absecon Social and
Athletic Club, he has been a driving force behind the Cape Atlantic Junior Boys
Basketball League’s Marsh
Madness Basketball Tournament for the past 34 years.
“I enjoy giving back and helping young people
at the same time,” Higbee said. He is a member of Absecon Little League Baseball,
president and treasurer of the Cape Atlantic Junior Basketball League and
co-chair of IBEW Local 210’s Community Assistance Fund Golf Tournament.
supervising engineer and 30-year employee with Atlantic City Electric, is a member of the Knights of Columbus
organization at his local church. He has coached in the Gloucester Township
Boys Basketball League for the past 10 years and is coordinator of the league’s
senior division for 15 to 18-year-olds. He participates in numerous Atlantic
City Electric volunteer efforts including the Clean Ocean Action beach sweeps
in Atlantic City, Special Olympics beach volleyball tournaments and company
initiated back to school and holiday food drives, among others.
“It’s most rewarding to help make a
difference in someone’s life through volunteerism. This is especially true when
young people I’ve coached in the past call me years later and ask to be a
volunteer in our basketball league.”
Zaccone’s family and colleagues say he has inspired them to get more involved
in serving their communities.
Atlantic City Electric’s Volunteer
Initiative Program encourages employee participation in community volunteer
activities. Each year, dozens of ACE employees donate tens of thousands of
hours of their personal time to help support local organizations, community
events and volunteer initiatives.
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