INDIANAPOLIS – hhgregg, a leading appliances, electronics and furniture retailer, announced in October that they would be closed on Thanksgiving Day to give their employees and customers time to enjoy the holiday with family and friends. Yesterday, hhgregg, in partnership with Butterball and Andretti Autosport, also provided a Thanksgiving turkey to each employee to enjoy with family on Thanksgiving.

“Providing our employees and customers the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families was a great start, but I thought we could, and should, do more for our employees,” said Bob Riesbeck, President and CEO for hhgregg “In keeping with our family-first culture, we wanted to make an additional contribution to our employees’ holiday dinners to show appreciation for their hard work and dedication each and every day.”

hhgregg is continuing to demonstrate its dedication to family; something recently- appointed board member, Michael Andretti, has taken note of. “When hhgregg brought the idea to us, we were excited to make it happen and reached out to our partners at Butterball to help,” said Andretti. “I’m impressed with the commitment hhgregg has shown in giving back to their employees, it’s something that I am really proud to support.”

Employees are also taking note, with the decision to close on Thanksgiving making this year extra special. Associates from all over the country have been sharing how they’ll spend the holiday. Dexter, who works in Electronic Sales in Noblesville, IN, said he is excited to spend the day with his newborn son. “It’s his first Thanksgiving, so it will be special to have the day off and celebrate with family, food and fun,” he said. Meanwhile, Mike, a store manager at the same store, is planning to attend a huge family reunion and reconnect with family that he only gets to see every couple of years.

“As a company dedicated to family values, we are thrilled with the tremendous response from both employees and the communities in which we operate,” said Chris Sutton, Senior Vice President of Marketing. “We are excited to continue to be a family-friendly company, and to bring that philosophy to work every day for everyone we serve.”

To see photos and video from yesterday’s giveaway, visit hhgregg on Twitter at @hhgregg or Facebook at facebook.com/hhgregg.