FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- August 1st, 2006
New Faces at NSSI for Back to School
Products is pleased to announce the addition of Karen Sherman and Rick Johnson
as NSSI Certified Program Managers in its playground safety division, the
National Safe Surfacing Initiative.
Karen is a graduate of the University of Iowa and
has a background in law and commercial real estate.
a mother of three, Karen recently gained first hand knowledge of the NSSI's
playground safety offerings when, as PTO president, she raised over $100,000 toward
improving the safety surfacing of her children's school playground.
Rick is a graduate of Iowa State University and
brings a unique understanding of Iowa schools, as they have been a part of his
life since he was a child. Rick grew up
involved with a variety of school activities with his father, a school
administrator for over 37 years.
Rick and Karen will spend much of their time working with schools, childcare
centers and public park officials in designing safer outdoor play and fitness
environments through the use of DuroMat Extended Life™ playground safety
surfacing while also providing a host of professional services including financing
two new additions to the NSSI have both attended National Playground Safety
School at the University of Northern Iowa, provided by the National Program for
Playground Safety (NPPS). Their
S.A.F.E. Certification from the NPPS, will allow them to provide professional
services to schools, parks and cities when it comes to safe playground planning
National Safe Surfacing Initiative® (NSSI) partners with government agencies to
improve the safety and ADA accessibility of outdoor play and fitness
environments for young children, aiding in the development of both
the strength and confidence of our youth as well as building life long habits
of healthy activity through the use of the only rubber tile safety surfacing proven
to reduce serious playground injuries.
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