Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to H.O.P.E. Park

Jonesboro, Ga. (March 21, 2016) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Lori Harris (Assistant Project Manager) and David and Linda Clark (Founders) of the Southern Crescent Sports Foundation dba H.O.P.E. Park on March 3, 2016. The $2,480 grant will be used to purchase a piece of equipment known as the “Wobble Pod Bouncer” for the 2-acre playground to be located in Lovejoy, Georgia. The developmental benefits of this particular piece of playground equipment encompass sensory skills, motor skills, cognitive skills, and social/emotional skills.

Southern Crescent Sports Foundation is dedicated to Helping Other People Excel by creating an environment through H.O.P.E. Park in which citizens of our community can live active and healthy lifestyles through food choices, exercise, developmental play, and youth work development programs. The H.O.P.E. Park Playground will have something for anyone who wants to use it. It will be filled with specialized playground equipment that is designed to help the development of the executive brain functions. These functions include the ability to initiate and stop actions, to monitor and change behavior as needed, and to plan future behavior when faced with new tasks and situations. The developmental benefits of the fun yet specialized equipment are vast. They include sensory, vestibular, tactile, proprioception, coordination, balance, motor planning, core body strength, hand-eye coordination, auditory stimulation, depth perception and more. Specifically, the playground will have a tremendous impact on children, with and without special needs, and our veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury. The playground is scheduled to be completed this Spring.

For more information on how you can help the community by being a part of the Foundation, please call Rocky Davis, Executive Director, at 770-478-8881.

Heritage Community Foundation (HCF) is a 501c3 organization which provides funding to local nonprofit organizations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties. HCF is designed to support Heritage Bank’s first mission, “Committed to those we serve.” The bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.

Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has six full-service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded under the symbol “CCFH”.

Front row L to R: Sheri Dockweiler, Stacy Hammons, Linda and David Clark (Founders, Southern Crescent Sports Foundation)

Back row L to R: Lori Harris (Assistant Project Manager, Southern Crescent Sports Foundation), Jenny Smith, Rocky Davis, Jack Bowdoin