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Posted on: July 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] August DYK

DYK 3

Did You Know?  

Physically active communities typically spend $20 or more on parks per resident and are more likely to support low-cost physical activity and sport experiences for kids - as.pn/sportsfacts   
  

The Liberty Parks & Rec Foundation (LPRF) is currently raising funds to support the youth scholarship program. Since the program began in 2009, 1,600 scholarships have been awarded and more than $125,000 toward financial assistance. If you or someone you know could benefit from this program, learn more and apply. If you would like to help support the scholarship program you can make a donation today! 

Previous DYK for 2022:

January

  • In the spring of 2021, 2,794 children participated in Liberty Parks & Rec (LPR) youth sports and a yearly total of 4,484!  – LPR By The Numbers

 February

  • More than 874,000 Americans died of cardiovascular disease in 2019, according to the American Heart Association - Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics

March

  • In March and April 2020, national estimates of food insecurity more than tripled to 38%. - American Journal of Public Health

April

  • April is National Volunteer Month and the efforts of volunteers worldwide are equal to 109 million full-time workers.  - Bureau of Labor Statistics

May

  • The Liberty Parks & Rec (LPR) Horticultural team maintains 127 garden beds and 11 containers, plus trimming and adding mulch around more than 100 trees throughout Liberty. They use at least 160 cubic yards of mulch each year. That’s 107,870 pounds, 54 tons or 2 tractor trailer trucks full! – LPR by the numbers

June

  •  Summer camps provide many benefits for kids including socializing, building friendships, limiting screen time, getting exercise, learning new things and making memories. – all4kids.org

July

  • 87 percent of people agree that parks and recreation is an important service provided by their local government. – NRPA 2021 Engagement Report


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