CNX Resources Corporation (NYSE: CNX), the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners today broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art playground in Northmoreland Park.
CNX and the Penguins Foundation are providing the majority of the funding for this important community asset, ensuring area children and families have a place to gather and stay active.
“Westmoreland County is a vital area to the future of our company and many of our employees live and work here, so we see it as our responsibility to help better a community that’s been so great to us,” said Tim Dugan, Chief Operating Officer at CNX. “The Penguins Foundation does a tremendous amount for the youth of our region. We’re excited to partner with them to create something that will have a positive, lasting effect on the children here.”
“The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation is proud to partner with CNX on a very important community initiative in Westmoreland County,” said Dave Soltesz, president of the Penguins Foundation. “We are committed to this playground project at Northmoreland Park because it will provide much-needed recreational space and create exciting new opportunities for local children and their families. As we always say at the Penguins Foundation, ‘Kids Are The Future’.”
The playground build at Northmoreland Park is part of the Penguins Foundation’s Operation Restore initiative, which tackles environmental restoration and community revitalization. “There really are no limits to this initiative,” stated Soltesz. “If a project assists the community in a big way, then it may fall under our Operation Restore umbrella. This build in Westmoreland County does just that. We are thrilled to partner with CNX to leave behind a lasting impact for the youth in this region.”
Northmoreland Park receives a high volume of visitors each year and has a number of welcoming amenities, but previously lacked a comparable space for children to gather and play.
“The county commissioners are grateful CNX and the Penguins Foundation were able to partner on the Northmoreland playground project,” said Gina Cerilli, Chairman of the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners. “Northmoreland Park is the largest Westmoreland County park and sees over 100,000 visitors annually. The playground will be a great addition, complimenting a brand-new pavilion at the park’s entrance.”
The playground is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019 with volunteer assistance from CNX employees and members of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.
About CNX Resources Corporation
CNX Resources Corporation (NYSE: CNX) is one of the largest independent natural gas exploration, development and production companies, with operations centered in the major shale formations of the Appalachian basin. With the benefit of a more than 150-year legacy and a substantial asset base amassed over many generations, the company deploys an organic growth strategy focused on responsibly developing its resources in order to create long term value for its shareholders, employees and the communities where it operates. As of December 31, 2017, CNX had 7.6 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas reserves. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s Midcap 400 Index. Additional information may be found at www.cnx.com.
About the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation
Founded in 2010, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation is the 501c3 philanthropic hand of the 5X Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins. With the belief that “Kids Are The Future,” the Penguins Foundation focuses its efforts on making an impact on the lives of the littlest fans of the Penguins team and organization. Through programs related to the Penguins Foundation’s pillars of playing, growing, helping and learning, the Foundation has been able to make countless assists to the community in just a few short seasons including an overall contribution of $30 million to charitable causes since 2010. For more information, visit: www.pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org.
About Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation
The Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation has been in existence for more than 50 years and oversees the operation and maintenance of ten free public parks and five trails, plus a variety of recreational facilities — from skate parks to dog parks; ball fields to walking trails; and picnic areas to playgrounds. For the Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation website, please visit www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/parks.