Community Involvement

Braidwood aims to be a good neighbor and is active in the local community. The site’s main activities include:

  • Fishing for a Cure: Since 2002, Braidwood Clean Energy Center has hosted a bass fishing tournament at Braidwood Lake. Each year employees choose a charity to benefit from the fundraiser. In its 18-year history, this event has raised more than $600,000 for different charities. Exelon pays all expenses for the event, allowing 100% of the proceeds to go directly to charity selected by employees. This year’s event will benefit pediatric cancer research at Lurie’s Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
  • Braidwood Summerfest: Exelon has for many years been a top sponsor of the Lion’s Club annual Summerfest celebration.
  • Braidwood Area Healthy Community Coalition: Exelon has supported this organization’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis in Braidwood and in 2017 donated more than $53,000 to the BAHCC through its Fishing for a Cure fundraiser.