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Ann Arbor, MI -- Cliff Keen Athletic is proud to announce its support of ABC TV's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition premiere Sunday, September 24 at 7/6 c.

The season kickoff project, which must remain secret until the show airs, features the Rogers Family of North Pole, Alaska. The thirteen-member extended family lived in an un-insulated, 2-bedroom and 3/4 bath home that had no foundation and only enough hot water for one warm shower. The house was actually beginning to come down around them.

That's when the Extreme Makeover Team jumped into action and decided to help this very deserving family. Cliff Keen's part was to come. "I received a phone call from one of the field producers," says Tom Keen of Cliff Keen Athletic. "They communicated to me that the young boys in the family were heavily involved in the sport of wrestling and asked if we would be able to help." Cliff Keen Athletic jumped in with both feet. "It's actually quite ironic; my wife and I love this show and watch it every Sunday. It's one of those shows that brings out the good in people and demonstrates that communities can still pull together to help out their neighbor. So of course we said we would contribute in any way we could - what do you need from us?" Not really being wrestling experts, the team at Extreme Makeover: Home Edition left it up to Cliff Keen Athletic to come up with what would really make a difference to help this family.

Everybody at Cliff Keen Athletic turned the place upside down to get all the items that were needed. "We weren't given much time at all" says Jim Keen of Cliff Keen Athletic. "They needed product, and they needed it right away. Much of it was custom, which can take several weeks to produce. We only had a few days." True to the nature of the show, Cliff Keen Athletic delivered just in the nick of time.

Tune in Sunday, September 24 at 7/6 c to catch this episode that any wrestling family is sure to love.
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