Project EverGreen Contributes To The 2004 International Children’s Games

A pristine green field, prepared through donations from Project EverGreen supporters, awaited the participants of the 2004 International Children's Games, held for the first time in the United States in Cleveland, Ohio, July 29-Aug. 2, 2004. The Games offered children ages 11 to 15 the chance to compete with peers from more than 55 countries, promoting peace and cultural exchange. President George Bush introduced this year’s festival.

"Project Evergreen and local companies brought the importance of manicured green lawns and gardens to the world stage by contributing a healthy landscape for the International Children's Games,” said Phil Fogarty, co-chair of Project EverGreen board of directors. “The opening and closing ceremonies were framed in green even though heavy rains and traffic pounded the site for days."

Project EverGreen is an alliance of green industry service (end-user) providers, associations, suppliers/distributors, media companies and other organizations. Its mission is to: raise awareness of the environmental, economic and lifestyle benefits of landscapes and promote the significance of those who preserve and enhance green spaces at home, work and play. It is developing a national marketing campaign to consumers, scheduled to begin early 2005.

For more information, go to www.projectevergreen.comor contact Executive Director Den Gardner at 877-758-4835. To make a contribution to Project EverGreen, please send to Project EverGreen, 120 West Main Street, P.O. Box 156, New Prague, MN 56071. Project EverGreen is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

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