Partners Join Forces to Create a New Playground at Hillsboro Community Center
Saturday, March, 11, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Photo/Interview Opportunities Available
The new playground will bring more than 1,400 kids in Deerfield Beach one step closer to having the play-filled childhood they deserve. In building this playspace together, we are making it easier for all kids to get balanced and active play and making Deerfield Beach more playable.
“Currently, in this part of the district there is no play area available to the children. This will be the first and the City of Deerfield Beach could not be more excited,” said the District Commissioner, Gloria Battle.
About the City of Deerfield Beach
The City of Deerfield Beach is a government organization that represents 79,796 residents. Located on the beautiful east coast of southern Florida, Deerfield Beach is the 37th largest city in the State of Florida and the northernmost city in Broward County. It is a vibrant coastal community named for the numerous deer that once roamed the area. Within the city's 15-square miles of land lies a unique mix of urban and suburban living complete with a well-balanced industrial and commercial population. With year-round tropical weather, acres of city parks, a growing corporate community, numerous athletic programs and at least 90 days of city sponsored special events, Deerfield Beach is South Florida’s rarest gem. Find us at twitter.com/DFB_City or facebook.com/CityOfDeerfieldBeachFloridaMunicipalGovernment.
About The McDougle Family Foundation
The Deerfield Beach Bison Youth Sports Program is a youth sports program presented by the City of Deerfield Beach and The McDougle Family Foundation. The McDougle Family Foundation mission is to build a team of role models and mentors that will bring stability to today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders by tutoring, mentoring and encouraging our youth to stay focused on their health, social skills and academics, while exposing them to appropriate career paths, higher education and healthy lifestyles. The McDougle Family Foundation started from the vision of two brothers who are retired NFL Players, Stockar and Jerome McDougle both played at rival high schools, one Deerfield Beach High and the other Ely High. Both attending college and becoming first round draft picks into the NFL. For more information, please visit McDougleFamilyFoundation.org.
About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a $14.5 billion diversified automotive company ranked No. 21 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” JM Family is also ranked No. 66 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 18th consecutive year on the list. Primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, JM&A Group, World Omni Financial Corp. and JM Lexus. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JM Family has major U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala.; and St. Louis, Mo. Interact with JM Family at Facebook.com/JMFamilyEnterprises.
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids – particularly those growing up in poverty in America – the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open, or improve more than 16,700 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers, and served 8.5 million kids. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To learn why #playmatters and why cities are embracing #playability: visit kaboom.org or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom or facebook.com/kaboom.
CONTACT: The McDougle Family Foundation: Ilona Wolpin, 305-943-6781, email@example.com
City of Deerfield Beach: Rebecca Medina Stewart, 954.480.4417, firstname.lastname@example.org
JM Family Enterprises, Inc.: Lauren Fyke, 954-420-3279, email@example.com
KaBOOM!: Lucy Nutting, 202-464-6195, firstname.lastname@example.org