FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2014
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TONH’s Manhasset Valley Park Named Macy’s “Heart Your Park” Fundraising Program Recipient
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilwoman Anna Kaplan have announced that North Hempstead’s Manhasset Valley Park has been selected for “Heart Your Park,” a program introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign that aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country.
In partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the national non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of community parks, recreation and conservation, Macy’s stores across the country have each selected a local park or green space in their community to support through the program.
“We are thrilled to partner with Macy’s and NRPA for ‘Heart Your Park’ this spring,” said Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “We are excited about the increased awareness and additional funding for Manhasset Valley Park through this wonderful program and donations by Macy’s customers. This park is a great asset to the community, and we greatly appreciate Macy’s support.”
From March 7 to March 31, customers at the Manhasset Macy’s on Northern Boulevard can donate $1 or more at the register, with 100 percent of the donations benefiting Manhasset Valley Park. Macy’s will match the total customer donation dollar for dollar, up to $250,000.
Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, who was instrumental in the reconstruction of Manhasset Valley Park last year, stated, “Manhasset Valley Park is such a wonderful facility utilized by so many children and young athletes in our Town. With this partnership, we now have the potential to add to and enhance the outstanding amenities this park already offers.”
Manhasset Valley Park, reconstructed in April 2013, includes baseball and multi-purpose turf fields and is one of more than 550 parks nationwide that will benefit from Macy’s “Heart Your Park” this spring. Donations will go toward making improvements, such as maintaining trails, playgrounds, and ball fields.
For a full list of the parks benefiting from Macy’s “Heart Your Park,” visit www.macys.com/parks.
The multi-purpose field at Manhasset Valley Park.
The baseball field at Manhasset Valley Park.