How did this partnership come about?
"The VP of Marketing for American Parks Company heard about TGMC because his son was participating in our fundraiser at a school in the Dallas area. His wife actually registered their son and raised a couple hundred dollars in a couple of days!
He was impressed with our user-friendly system (jokingly saying that if his wife could use it, it must be easy, haha!). He started looking at our company and other similar products online.
After researching other companies, he found we had the best and easiest system on the market. He then contacted his son's school, which put him in touch with us back in Sept. 2015. We began the conversation about partnering with American Parks Co, then we both got really busy for the fall season.
He contacted me again in late December to reinstate the idea to move forward with it and now here we are with a partnership and a great new opportunity for our clients."
What sets American Parks Co apart from other companies that sell playground products?
"They are one of the largest playground companies in the USA, owning 6 other playground subsidiaries coast to coast. They reach over 130,000 schools/clients with their promotions and sell hundreds of playground sets to schools annually. They also have a great reputation, as anyone can see in reviews and online searches!"
How do you see this partnership furthering the TGMC healthy fundraising mission?
"Playing on playground equipment is a form of exercise; it helps kids practice balance, have fun and inspires imagination, all of which goes along with promoting health and wellness in our youth, as our Mission states."
Are you looking to make similar partnerships in the future?
"Yes, but not with another playground company, as we've now got that covered! We are looking to partner with a T-shirt vendor as a recommendation for our clients to purchase T-shirts if they want them for their event. Also, we are currently working on contacting Fitbit, Sqord, Ice Skating Association of America, USBC (United States Bowling Congress) and other similar organizations to broaden our partnerships and offer special benefits to our clients!"
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