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City of Atlanta Announces $100,000 Contribution from Music Midtown to Support Capital Improvements in Piedmont Park

Post Date:09/30/2016 2:30 PM
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 Mayor’s Office of Communications
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Anne Torres, Director
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Jewanna Gaither, Deputy Press Secretary
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2016

Thế giới cáNews Release

City of Atlanta Announces $100,000 Contribution from Music Midtown to Support Capital Improvements in Piedmont Park

Contribution is an additional commitment to the Department of Parks and Recreation from Live Nation

ATLANTA Thế giới cá– The City of Atlanta announced today it will receive $100,000 to support capital improvement projects in Piedmont Park from Live Nation, the concert promoter and organizer of the annual Music Midtown event. This funding comes of out the proceeds from this year’s Music Midtown and is an additional commitment from Live Nation, which already donates $400,000 each year to Mayor Kasim Reed’s Centers of Hope initiative and pays for 100 percent of the remediation of Piedmont Park following the event.

“Since its establishment in 1994, Music Midtown has been a steadfast supporter and partner to the City of Atlanta,” said Amy Phuong, Commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation. “We thank Music Midtown for the additional boost in funding dedicated to improvements and maintenance at Piedmont Park which serves an estimated four million residents and visitors every year.”

Live Nation was one of the first donors to support Mayor Kasim Reed’s vision to provide state-of-the-art, comprehensive learning and character development activities to Atlanta’s youth. As the Department of Parks and Recreation biggest fundraiser, Music Midtown has contributed nearly $2 million dollars toward the Mayor’s Centers of Hope youth program since 2011.

Under Mayor Reed’s leadership, the Department of Parks and Recreation has reopened every city recreation center and pool, renovated facilities and computer labs and created new afterschool programs. Currently, more than 1,700 young people are served through the Centers of Hope across the city.

Music Midtown generates more than $50 million in economic impact and development to the City of Atlanta annually. The City of Atlanta has been the host location of Music Midtown since 2011.

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