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MARCH 7, 2011 - RAY BREEDEN TO RECEIVE VBSPCA'S INAUGURAL LIFESAVER AWARD

Ray Breeden to receive VBSPCA's Inaugural Lifesaver Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

Beach SPCA to Recognize Ramon W. Breeden Jr. with Inaugural Lifesaver Award

Virginia Beach, Virginia – January 14, 2011 – The Virginia Beach SPCA announced today that it has selected Ramon W. Breeden Jr., Chairman of the Board and Founder of The Breeden Company, to receive the organization’s first-ever Lifesaver Award.  He will receive the award at the VBSPCA’s “Back to the Beach Spring Gala” on April 9, 2011, at the Cavalier Beach Club.

The award recognizes Breeden for his generous financial support of the VBSPCA and its programs, promotion of adoption initiatives and community events through his commercial properties, and for leading the rental housing market in responsible, pet-friendly policies.

 “I am honored to accept the first-ever presentation of this award by the VBSPCA. This is truly an altruistic organization performing a monumental act. Supporting the VBSPCA is a cause that is near and dear to my heart.”

The VBSPCA presents the Lifesaver award to true heroes in the Hampton Roads Community and beyond.  This year’s recipient, and those in the future, will have shown a commitment to “being a lifesaver” by his or her actions.  Directors and staff select the winners and nominations are welcome from throughout the region.

“On our 45th Anniversary, we are proud to inaugurate this award by presenting it to an individual who is a true hero to the Virginia Beach SPCA,” said Sharon Q. Adams, Executive Director. “Mr. Breeden has shown amazing dedication, support and generosity to this organization. The thousands of animals and humans that we serve, along with the staff and our board, are grateful to have him as part of our family.”

For additional information on the Lifesaver Award, or the Back to the Beach Spring Gala, please contact the Development Department at 757-427-0070 x14 or x20.

About The Breeden Company

For nearly half a century, The Breeden Company has built a solid reputation in the residential, multi-family, commercial and resort development industries. The company has developed, built and operated over 4,200 apartments with an additional 400 units under construction, two million square feet of commercial shopping center and office space with an additional 60,000 feet under construction, and 1,700 residential homes. The organization’s diverse business model and successful track record has made The Breeden Company a leader in the real estate industry. For more information on leasing contact Brenda Martin at 804.364.1006.

About the Virginia Beach SPCA

As the only private open access shelter in the region, the Virginia Beach SPCA has been taking in animals from throughout South Hampton Roads for over 44 years.  In addition to shelter and adoption services, the VBSPCA operates a low-income veterinary clinic and a mobile spay/neuter clinic.  In addition, our humane education programs and pet therapy initiatives reach 38,000 individuals each year.  The VBSPCA does not received taxpayer funding or financial support from any national umbrella organization.