FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Investors Bank Foundation Grant Aids Jaws Youth Playbook
in Mission to Improve Lives of At-Risk Youth
Laura Bishop, Laura Bishop Communications
(October 7, 2019) – A grant from the Investors Bank Foundation for $1,000 will support Jaws Youth Playbook, the foundation of former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and NFL analyst Ron Jaworski, in its annual bike drive for at-risk youth and the construction of a playground in Whitman Park in Camden, NJ. Jaws Youth Playbook applied for the grant from the Investors Bank Foundation, which supports non-profit organizations that enrich the diverse communities served by Investors Bank.
Investors Bank’s Courtney Bongard, assistant vice president and Sewell branch manager, presented the grant check to Jaws Youth Playbook. “Jaws Youth Playbook does so much for our local communities,” said Bongard. “Investors is proud to be able to partner in your efforts to improve the lives of at-risk children throughout the greater Philadelphia area. Investors recognizes the extreme importance of aiding in the health and wellness of the next generation and we hope this grant will provide more children with the opportunity to enjoy healthy exercise and play.”
Upon accepting the grant check, Jaws Youth Playbook executive director Trish Cuadrado said, “Without Corporate Sponsors like Investors Bank, Jaws Youth Playbook is not able to build playgrounds and ball-fields in the Greater Philadelphia area. Investors Bank is giving thousands of at-risk youth the opportunity to have safe places to play.”
Cuadrado said the Jaws Youth Playbook’s annual bike drive is hoping to raise enough funds to purchase 300 bicycles for children in the Vineland, New Jersey area. On December 6, at the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA in Vineland, more than 100 staff and volunteers will assemble the bikes and distribute them over the holidays.
One of the important programming pillars of the Jaws Youth Playbook is to provide access to play and physical play spaces for at-risk children. Part of the grant provided by the Investors Bank Foundation will assist Jaws Youth Playbook in building a new playground in Whitman Park in Camden, New Jersey.
About the Investors Foundation
Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. The Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. The Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its customers and neighbors.
About Investors Bank
Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $27 billion in assets and a network of more than 145 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s banking services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses.
Investors Bank: Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.
About Jaws Youth Playbook
Jaws Youth Playbook (JYP) is the foundation of former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and NFL analyst Ron Jaworski. JYP works to improve the overall health and wellness of at-risk youth, primarily in the Greater Philadelphia region. JYP raises funds through several events throughout the year and awards funds to programs that are positively impacting youth health and wellness programs. In close partnership with the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, JYP grants are issued to programs and projects that will have a strong impact on health and wellness. For more information please go to the JYP website at www.jawsyouthplaybook.org