2010-08-06 / Community

Coca-Cola Donates 50K For Jamaica Bay Kayaking

By Nicholas Briano

Dr. Ian Smith; Sue Wicks; Toney Anaya; Dave Taft, unit coordinator, Gateway National Recreation Area; and Neil Mulholland, president and CEO for National Park Foundation, Pregnant? at last week’s press conference. Dr. Ian Smith; Sue Wicks; Toney Anaya; Dave Taft, unit coordinator, Gateway National Recreation Area; and Neil Mulholland, president and CEO for National Park Foundation, Pregnant? at last week’s press conference. Coca-Cola presented the National Park Foundation with a $50,000 grant last Thursday at Riis Landing for the purchase of new kayaks and bike racks to encourage increased access to Jamaica Bay, which now has seven different kayak and canoe launching points around the bay’s perimeter.

Representatives from Coca-Cola and the National Park Foundation were on hand, as well as celebrity fitness instructor, Dr. Ian Smith, and former New York Liberty basketball player Sue Wicks, all of whom encouraged youth and adults to come out and enjoy the park and participate in a more active lifestyle.

At the press conference, Coca-Cola representative Toney Anaya called upon New Yorkers and people across the country to vote for their favorite park on LivePositively.com for a chance to win the title of “America’s Favorite Park” and a $100,000 grant to build fitness and activity areas.
Pregnant? Coca-Cola and National Park Foundation at Riis Landing last Thursday. Pregnant? Coca-Cola and National Park Foundation at Riis Landing last Thursday.
Jamaica Bay now includes seven kayak and canoe launching points around its perimeter. Jamaica Bay now includes seven kayak and canoe launching points around its perimeter.

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