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Bobcat Co. donates $250,000 to parks

By Stephen Elliott

July 30, 2023

Bobcat Co. park grantsBobcat Co., West Fargo, N.D., has extended five grants, each worth $50,000, to parks across the nation as part of its partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). 

In addition to the grant offering, every park and recreation department that applied for the grant, regardless of receiving the grant or not, will receive a new Bobcat zero-turn mower to help them accomplish more for their community spaces.  

The recipients of the $50,000 grants include City of Stonecrest, Stonecrest, Ga.; Davidson County Parks and Recreation, Lexington, N.C.; City of Buffalo Parks, Buffalo, N.Y.; San Antonio River Authority, San Antonio; and City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation, Auburn, Wash. 

“Our commitment to positively impact communities is ingrained in all of us at Bobcat, and we are humbled to give back to these deserving communities in support of this mission,” said Mike Ballweber, president, Doosan Bobcat North America. “By supporting sustainability efforts today, we can offer a better tomorrow to the generations to come.” 

The grant dollars will support various restoration, sustainability, beautification or enhancement activities at these sites. Each park will begin its project this summer with varying stages of completion over the next several months. 

“We are so excited to help create more sustainable and resilient communities by extending grants to these deserving communities,” said Ayanna Williams, NRPA director of community and environmental resilience. “Park and recreation professionals are champions in addressing our most pressing environmental challenges and we are grateful to Bobcat for their support to improve, preserve and beautify these spaces.”