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Synthetic Turf Council Donates New Playing Field & Fitness Center to City of Refuge

Wednesday, December 9, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Terrie Ward, STC Marketing & Education Director
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Atlanta, GA -- On Wednesday, December 9 at 1:00 p.m., the Synthetic Turf Council (STC), a non-profit trade association, unveils a 4,800 square-foot beautiful, grass-like synthetic turf play field and fitness center donated through the generosity of its members for the children and families at the City of Refuge located in downtown Atlanta (1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30314).  The ribbon-cutting ceremony will include City of Refuge CEO Bruce Deel, COO Jeff Deel, local area VIPs and the Synthetic Turf Council President, Al Garver.

“We are committed to community wellness and environmental responsibility through the use of synthetic turf,” noted Al Garver, President of the Synthetic Turf Council.  “Our members enthusiastically came together to build a play field and fitness center for the City of Refuge campus, a shelter and support organization for 300 year-round residents that are in need of assistance.

Since 1996, the City of Refuge provides resources that arrest crisis; restore self-respect and transition individuals and their families back on the road to independence and positive social engagement with life-building tools to individuals and families in Atlanta who are living on the margins. The service at the City of Refuge campus spans multiple areas of need – from food, clothing and shelter to job training, placement, housing, healthcare and education.

“Our goal is to provide access to and information about the best possible opportunities for success to those who are willing to work hard for positive change,” said Jeff Deel, COO, City of Refuge. “A donated play field will allow a child to just be a child.”

The Synthetic Turf Council and its members are dedicated to providing safe and durable synthetic turf to millions of users across the country. Since 2007, an. estimated 4.5 billion square feet of synthetic turf has been installed around the world by schools, playgrounds and community parks in the U.S. and Canada.

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