Partnership expands free and low-cost programming
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 1:25 p.m.
The Park Board approved a proposed naming partnership with Numerica Credit Union of Riverfront’s Skate Ribbon and SkyRide – providing additional free and low-cost programs and programming operations funds.
Now named the Numerica Skate Ribbon & SkyRide, the partnership will kick off with an event that demonstrates the expanded community programming to follow:
Numerica Celebration & Food Drive
One free admission on the Skate Ribbon for each Second Harvest donation
Friday, February 15 – Monday, February 18
11am – 9pm (closes at 8pm Sunday and Monday)
Ice skate rentals: $4.50. Or, bring your own ice skates!
Monday, February 18 will also feature a prize wheel and ice skate cookies, while supplies last
Sample Second Harvest donations include canned fish and lean meats; healthy soups and stews; dry or canned beans; whole grain pasta, rice and cereal; canned fruits and vegetables; peanut butter and nut butters.
“This partnership between Riverfront Spokane and Numerica exemplifies our commitment to helping communities live well by coming together and celebrating the events and people that make this an amazing place to live,” said Carla Cicero, Numerica president and CEO.
“It is important to us that we give to causes, charities and community partners who share our passion to foster well-being in the lives of our members, our neighbors, and our visitors,” explained Cicero. “By supporting Riverfront Spokane, we’re also supporting family entertainment, community events, economic growth, and the creation of enjoyable memories that last a lifetime.”
The 2012 Riverfront Park Master Plan encourages exploration of public and private sponsorships to sustain the community’s investment in the redeveloped park. In February 2018, Riverfront announced they would seek programming and facility title sponsors. We’re grateful to early community partners who helped us expand free programming; view a full list of community partners.
“Numerica’s partnership leverages taxpayer funds to ensure an active, affordable, entertaining, and beautiful gathering place for the community. It allows us to bring even more free and low-cost programming to the community, like free skate lessons and discount theme nights - a key mission of our park,” said Jon Moog, Director of Riverfront.
As with all collaborations, naming partners must align with the mission of Parks and Recreation.
“Numerica is an excellent fit because they are a local business focused on giving back where their members live, work and play. They strive to give back at least 5% of their earnings to the community, and we’re grateful they see Riverfront – the community’s gathering place - as a vehicle to deliver on their mission to ‘build communities’” said Moog.
The redevelopment of Riverfront is on budget, and all five bond projects are fully funded without corporate or private donations.
Visit RiverfrontSpokane.org for the calendar of free and low-cost activities.