The Camp Hill Community Foundation (CHCF), a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), recently presented a check for $5,320 to The Lion Foundation for benches and a hitting backboard for the Camp Hill Borough Siebert Park Tennis Courts.
“The Camp Hill Community Foundation is excited that the grant to The Lion Foundation has been a great improvement for many residents and school students in the area,” said CHCF Chair Richard Woodard. “We strive to make grants to organizations and partners that do just that and this has been a great partnership.”
The Lion Foundation collaborates with the Camp Hill Borough, Camp Hill School District, as well as other groups and organizations serving the Camp Hill community. As part of this grant, The Lion Foundation purchased four durable cast iron benches for inside the new Siebert Park tennis courts as well as a new hitting backboard.
“This was a wonderful opportunity to work with a variety of partners to enhance our community’s resources,” said Lion Foundation Executive Director Robin Jones. “The Lion Foundation is proud to be the conduit to working with TFEC, the schools and our local partners to enrich the lives of families in our community.”
The benches and backboard serve both local schools and community members. Currently, Camp Hill High School’s tennis program is utilizing the tennis courts as theirs are in disrepair.
“This project means a lot to our area, especially to our kids. I can’t express how instrumental the backboard will be for teaching new students how to play tennis,” Camp Hill High School Tennis Coach Greg Herb stated. “It’s a great resource and we’re grateful to The Lion Foundation and Camp Hill Community Foundation for making it happen.”
Please visit www.tfec.org/chcf for more information about the Camp Hill Community Foundation.
Pictured: Left to right – Camp Hill Borough Council President Peter Robelin , Camp Hill High School Tennis Coach Greg Herb, Lion Foundation Executive Director Robin Jones, CHCF Chair Richard Woodard, CHCF member Tom Johnston, and Camp Hill Superintendent Dave Reeder.