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Big Ass Fans® Gets in the Ring to Help Fulfill Boxer’s Dream on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Thursday, October 30, 2008

LEXINGTON, KY — This Sunday, there will be brand new boxing star introduced to the world. Tune in to watch a Big Ass Fan dominate the ring in the latest project from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Tim Hill was an aspiring boxer whose boxing dreams collapsed when he broke his back on a construction site. But Hill found a way to stay involved with boxing. He started the Geneva Boxing Team ten years ago to train kids from ages 8 to 21 to box for free, paying all the expenses himself. Over the years, Hill’s 150-year-old house began to show its age. He dreamed of tearing it down and adding on a small boxing gym to help even more kids in need.

The producers of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition decided to fulfill Hill’s dream and give him the new boxing ring and a complete home makeover. One prominent feature of the boxing gym is a 16-foot Powerfoil ceiling fan, donated by Big Ass Fans of Lexington, Kentucky. The industrial-grade Powerfoil will rely on its immense size and aerodynamic design to keep Hill’s students cool and comfortable as they train. And due to the low-horsepower motors used by Big Ass Fans, the Powerfoil costs just pennies-per-hour to operate.

“We are proud to be part of this project with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” stated Carey Smith, President of Big Ass Fans. “Tim Hill provides a great program for underprivileged kids, and Big Ass Fans is excited to help bring the boxing ring to life with our product.”

Ty Pennington and his team of designers renovated Hill’s house in Geneva, New York in just seven days, creating a better space for Hill to continue his work. The Geneva Boxing Team will be duking it out in a brand new boxing gym with one Big Ass Fan to help keep them cool. Look for the Powerfoil by Big Ass Fans on the next episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on Sunday, November 2 at 8:00p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

About Big Ass Fans
Big Ass Fans is the leading manufacturer of huge ceiling fans for large industrial, agricultural and commercial settings. Big Ass Fans range in size from 6 feet to 24 feet in diameter, using low horsepower motors to generate energy-efficient air movement for large spaces. Big Ass Fans can be used year-round to provide occupant comfort and energy savings. There are over 35,000 Big Ass Fans installed worldwide in applications such as manufacturing plants, distribution centers, horse arenas, dairy barns, stadiums, art galleries, restaurants, health clubs and even zoos! Product solutions include Powerfoil®, PowerfoilPlus™, Pivot™, the 8-ft. Mobile Vertical, and the new Element designed for commercial spaces. Big Ass Fans have been featured in Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and television programs such as Planet Green, Discovery Channel Canada and the National Geographic Channel. For more information on Big Ass Fans, visit the website at

About Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Each episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition involves a team of designers, contractors and several hundred workers who all have just seven days to totally rebuild an entire house - every single room, plus the exterior and landscaping. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Denise Cramsey is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is president of Endemol USA. For more information, visit

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