Kaiser Permanente grant to keep 5 Fresno pools open

The Fresno BeeJune 10, 2014 

Kaiser Permanente-Fresno is providing a $76,500 grant to the nonprofit Fresno United Neighborhoods "FUN" to help maintain and staff five Fresno pools this summer.

The grant also will provide morning swim lessons for about 720 neighborhood children.

This is the second year Kaiser has provided funds to maintain and staff pools.

The pools at Fink-White, Einstein, Quigley and Romain neighborhood centers will be open daily from 1-5 p.m., June 16 through Aug. 17. This year, the grant also is funding access to the Pinedale Neighborhood Center pool.

Children swim for free and swim lessons are free at the five pools.

Kaiser also is providing a $15,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County to provide physical activities and nutritious snacks at the Fink-White Neighborhood Center.

"Kaiser Permanente Fresno is pleased once again to be funding these neighborhood pools because we want to make sure children have access to a safe place to be active this summer," Senior Vice President and Area Manager Jeff Collins said. "We saw how highly utilized these pools were last year and we wanted to make sure Fresno children could enjoy the pools again this summer."

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