Bobcat Supports Local Communities Through Park and Recreation Month Sponsorship

Published on June 27, 2023

Bobcat Company is a longtime supporter and advocate for making a difference for people, supporting communities and bringing positive change to the world. To further this commitment, Bobcat is proud to announce its sponsorship of Park and Recreation Month. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) celebrates Park and Recreation Month every July to promote building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation areas and to recognize the more than 160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals — along with hundreds of thousands of part-time and seasonal workers and volunteers — that maintain our country’s local, state and community parks. 

Sponsorship celebrates the importance of local park and recreation spaces and the professionals who support these spaces across the nation  

WEST FARGO, N.D. (June 27, 2023) – Bobcat Company, a global compact equipment, innovation and worksite solutions brand, is a longtime supporter and advocate for making a difference for people, supporting communities and bringing positive change to the world. To further this commitment, Bobcat is proud to announce its sponsorship of Park and Recreation Month.   

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) celebrates Park and Recreation Month every July to promote building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation areas and to recognize the more than 160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals — along with hundreds of thousands of part-time and seasonal workers and volunteers — that maintain our country’s local, state and community parks.  

This year’s Park and Recreation Month theme is “Where Community Grows,” and Bobcat is proud of its long history of community involvement aimed at providing time, resources and charitable contributions to help improve the lives of people across the globe.  

“This year we are celebrating 65 years, and as we reflect on our rich history, we are also envisioning how we can build a better, more sustainable future,” said Mike Ballweber, Doosan Bobcat North America president. “Through our partnership with NRPA and our sponsorship of Park and Recreation Month, we aim to build stronger communities for a better tomorrow.”  

Bobcat has also partnered with NRPA to extend five grants, each worth $50,000, to support five park improvement projects in designated communities throughout the U.S. The grant recipients will be announced later in July.   

“Park and Recreation Month is a celebration held each July to promote building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation,” said Kristine Stratton, NRPA president and CEO. “We are honored to partner with Bobcat on this very special month to lift up the 160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals serving our communities.”  

In addition to its support of Park and Recreation Month, Bobcat recently completed its Doosan Days of Community Service events where hundreds of its employees across the nation dedicated their time and talents volunteering in their communities to positively benefit the locations they live and work.   

Learn more about how Bobcat is partnering with communities across the nation.  

About Bobcat Company  

Since 1958,  Bobcat Company  has been empowering people to accomplish more. As a leading global manufacturer of compact equipment, Bobcat has a proud legacy of innovation and a reputation based on delivering smart solutions to customers’ toughest challenges. Backed by the support of a worldwide network of independent dealers and distributors, Bobcat offers an extensive line of compact equipment, including loaders, excavators, compact tractors, utility products, telehandlers, mowers, attachments, implements, parts, and services. In 2024, Bobcat will expand its brand with the addition of portable power, industrial air and industrial vehicle offerings. Headquartered in West Fargo, North Dakota, Bobcat continues to lead the industry with its new and innovative offerings.    

The Bobcat brand is owned by Doosan Bobcat, Inc., a company within the Doosan Group. Committed to empowering people to accomplish more, Doosan Bobcat is dedicated to building stronger communities and a better tomorrow.      

About the National Recreation and Park Association     

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. With more than 60,000 members, NRPA advances this mission by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals and advocates — the catalysts for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. For more information, visit  nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit parksandrecreation.org.     

©2023 Bobcat Company. All rights reserved.   

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