March for Parks Wrap-Up!

Thank you to everyone who made the 2019 March for Parks a milestone success!

The 17th annual March for Parks held at Twin Lakes Park and the Murrysville Community Center on March 30 was another tremendous success! Taking advantage of the good weather and showing their support of parks and trails, 900 marchers, 54 teams, and 60 business and community sponsors raised over $94,000! This total surpassed a milestone $1 million total dollars raised at the March for Parks since 2003! 

March for Parks 2019 face painted marchers

Participants could choose to allocate their donations to several new projects in our community, such as renovating the Giant Slide at Mammoth Park, constructing 3.4 miles of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail from Murrysville to Export, and building a new destination playground and winter sports area at Cedar Creek Park. Together we make a difference by demonstrating to private, state, and federal funders that there is tremendous community support for these projects and worth their support as well. 

If you missed out on the March, but would still like to contribute, please send a check made payable to WCPRCAB to: 
March For Parks
194 Donohoe Road
Greensburg, PA 15601

Or you can make a donation online via PayPal:

The Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and donations to it are tax deductible (ID #25-1895187). There are no goods or services provided in return for a contribution. 

Click here to view a longer version of the March for Parks promotional video!

2019 Top 10 Fundraising Teams
(All totals are approximate as donations are still coming in. Please check back often for recently updated totals!)

  1. Brian’s Brigade $7,525
  2. Home Team $4,025
  3. Murrysville Trail Alliance $3,985
  4. First Lutheran Church $2,840
  5. Hempfield High School Science National Honor Society $1,516
  6. Mon Valley RC Airplane Club $1458
  7. Kiwanis Club of Greensburg $1,000
  8. East Suburban Animal Hospital $885
  9. Excela Health Shining Stars $845
  10. Walkers Walkers (Walkers Pet Hotail) $830

Hempfield HS Science NHS MFP 2019

Honorable Mentions!
While these teams did not make the Top 10, we want to recognize their efforts! Thank you to all who donated!

Tuscano Maher Roofing $800
Controller’s Office, Westmoreland County Courthouse $675
Hailey’s Angels $686
Franklin Regional High School Entrepreneurial Class $647
Dominion Energy $515

Boy Scout Troop 465 MFP 2019

What is the March for Parks?
The March for Parks (MFP) is an annual event organized by Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation, to have fun while raising funds for park improvements. Funds raised are used to match state and foundation grants, and to leverage other funding from a variety of sources.  They have supported substantial improvements to Westmoreland County parks and trails, including construction of an amphitheater, dog park, winter sports area, Boundless Playground, skate park, dek hockey rink, and trails.

How does the MFP work?
Participants can collect donations before the March, either individually or as a member of a team.  Many people form teams by organizing friends and family, school/sport/place of worship/work or community groups, or in memory of a loved one.  There is friendly competition for recognition as a top fundraising team.  Donations may be mailed in, or collected on the morning of the March.

Are there opportunities for businesses or individuals to sponsor the March?
Yes!  For businesses seeking a high value promotional opportunity, sponsorship of the March is a way to build substantial goodwill at low cost.  Sponsorship is also suitable for an individual or family wishing to make a larger contribution. 

March for Parks 2019 dad and daughter

Thank You Sponsors!
Toyota of Greensburg

Patrick and Lynn Gurrentz
Labor United Celebration, Inc.
Tribune Review
Long and Long, LLC
Moe's Southwest Grill
Regis and Diane Synan
Ward and Christner PC
Sendell Motors
Matthew Orman, Ameriprise Financial Services
Apex Energy
Tom Gillen, DMD
Mackin Engineering
Greater Westmoreland County Labor Council
Mon Valley RC Club
Excela Health
Fancy Fox Customs
Penn Franklin News
The Markosky Engineering Group
Westmoreland Mechanical Testing
Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce
Bridge City Church
Penn Line
Commercial Bank and Trust of PA
PNC Bank
Tender Care Learning Center
Takach Forge Custom Knives
Children’s Community Pediatrics – Dr. William Varley

Hefren Tillotson
First Commonwealth Bank
State Farm - Alex Hetrick
Elliott Group
Matt Machine and Manufacturing
Pro Bike + Run
Penn Pals Fund WHT
IDL Worldwide
UPMC Centers for Rehab Services
Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival
Snyder of Berlin
Eat n' Park

O. C. Cluss Lumber
Means and Vance, PC

1st Summit Bank

R.A. Snoznik Construction
East Suburban Sports Medicine Center
Gibson Thomas Engineering
Export Tire Company
The EADS Group
A Liner
Hayden Appraisal Service
Grossman, Yanak, and Ford LLP
Spino's Tire Service
Design 3 Architecture
Windstax Energy
East Suburban Animal Hospital
Master Caruso's ATA Martial Arts
W. A. Hoy Construction
Jimmy Johns
Lovely Day Events
Panera Bread Greensburg
Papa Johns Pizza
Max and Erma’s

#1 Cochran Monroeville
Sampson Family YMCA
Shop ‘n Save
Fox's Pizza
Guiseppe’s Pizzaria
Lamplighter Restaurant
Giant Eagle
Frontier Club - Latrobe
Lloydsville Sportsmens Association
Hilltop Social Club