Participants gather in the beauty of Central Park during a recent J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge there.
35th annual Corporate Challenge to aid
Central Park Conservancy beautification
NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 — The 35th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® in New York will benefit the Central Park Conservancy, the organization that restores, manages and enhances Central Park in partnership with the public, for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
Central Park has been home to the Corporate Challenge since its debut in July, 1977. There has been at least one Corporate Challenge held in Central Park each summer since, with more than 1.3 million total participants.
The JPMorgan Chase Foundation, in celebration of the Corporate Challenge, will make a donation to the Central Park Conservancy that specifically targets the work of 250 gardeners; arborists; water, soil, and turf specialists; wildlife and insect experts; landscape architects; conservationists; craftspersons; facility managers; maintenance technicians; grounds crewmen and women; and visitor service representatives; volunteer and community program coordinators; program support staff; and other professionals.
These staff members do the important work of keeping Central Park clean, green, and beautiful for the enjoyment of its nearly 38 million annual visitors.
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge is scheduled to be held in Central Park on June 15-16, with a sold-out crowd of 15,000 participants expected each evening.
The donation to the Conservancy continues the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge's long-standing tradition of supporting charities and institutions that contribute to an overall quality of life in the communities served by JPMorgan Chase. In 2011, the Series will donate more than $600,000 to charities and organizations in host cities around the world.
For more interaction with the Corporate Challenge, please visit New York-specific Facebook page at wwwfacebook.com/CorporateChallenge. Follow the Central Park Conservancy on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CentralParkNYC and on Twitter @CentralParkBuzz.