CNX Resources Corporation (NYSE: CNX), the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners today opened the CNX Playground, a new, state-of-the-art recreation facility in Northmoreland Park.
The playground’s dedication culminates a yearlong redevelopment of the northern portion of the park, and was supported by major funding from CNX and the Penguins Foundation. Employees and volunteers from both organizations helped finish the build. County Commissioners Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas and Charles Anderson as well as State Senator Jim Brewster helped open the playground to the public today.
“The dedication of this playground ensures children and families have a place to gather and stay active for many years to come,” said Malcolm Sias, Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Director.
“Westmoreland County is core to CNX’s operations and many of our employees live here, so it’s really important to us that we can support this community,” said Tim Dugan, Chief Operating Officer at CNX. “This area will continue to be vital to the future of our company and we’re glad to be partnered with the Penguins Foundation, who already do so much for the youth of our region, to make a lasting, positive impact here.”
“Our driving focus at the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation is that ‘kids are the future,’” said Dave Soltesz, president of the Penguins Foundation. “With that in mind, this playground will provide a fantastic way for kids to play and stay active this spring and for years to come. We’re incredibly proud of this project with CNX and thank them for helping us to make such an impact in Westmoreland County.”
Northmoreland Park receives a high volume of visitors each year and has many welcoming amenities, but previously lacked a central 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, complementing a brand-new pavilion at the park’s entrance.”
The playground’s unveiling was greeted by a group of children eager to test out the new equipment, which includes the helix, a giant playweb climber and, of course, swings and a sliding board. The playground can be traversed from end to end without touching the ground if the climber has enough balance and skill.
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, 2018, CNX had 7.9 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 $37 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.