Auburn Hills, MI. – July 19, 2021 – Genisys Credit Union announces a partnership with Independence Township Parks,
Recreation, & Seniors (ITPRS) to raise funds to build an accessible and inclusive playground at Bay Court Park.

“A central mission as a community partner is to ensure each member in our communities has access to thrive in their environment,” said Jackie Buchanan, President, and CEO of Genisys Credit Union. “Our dedication to the public is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are excited to help ITPRS advance their initiative to create a shared community space.”

Accessible and inclusive playgrounds are intentionally designed to consider its use by children and adults with varying levels of physical, emotional, and cognitive abilities typically featuring rubber safety surfacing, sensory-friendly equipment, transfer level decking onto playscapes, spaces for quiet independent play, and more with plenty of options for all abilities.

“ITPRS is so excited about this whole process. We can’t wait to have a new playground that has features, options, and components that make it a safe place for all ages and all abilities,” said Amy Laboissonniere, Community Relations Coordinator at ITPRS. “We are seeking public input at our Terrific Tuesdays, so come out and share what you’d like to see included in the new playground on July 20th and August 24th!”

Bay Court Playground was built in 1994, led by inspiration and passion of community volunteers. It has provided three generations the opportunity to create memories, pursue active lifestyles, and expand their imaginations through creative play. The new playground will be an inclusive space for visitors of all abilities and ages to have the opportunity to play.

Funds raised will be matched by the Independence Township Board up to $100,000. Further donations can be made out to Independence Township Attn. Bay Court Playground 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, MI 48346 or online here.

About Genisys Credit Union:
Genisys Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution that has been committed to helping its members financially since 1936. Based out of Auburn Hills, MI, the credit union is the fourth largest in Michigan with over 225,000 members and 32 branch locations. With a highly competitive suite of products such as High Yield Genius Checking and Youth Savings Account as well as loans for small to mid-sized businesses, Genisys specializes in providing consumer and business financial solutions through its branches, a multi-channel contact center, and a variety of mobile and online banking services. Genisys has consistently received the highest 5-star Bauer Financial Rating for safety and soundness and in 2020 was the proud recipient of the Crystal Performance Award by Raddon, a Fiserv Company. Raddon evaluates credit unions based on performance metrics across service, member relationships, sales, and other areas. They are proud to be committed to their communities. Connect with Genisys on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok by following @genisyscu. For more information visit www.genisyscu.org

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