Kumon Donates Cherry Trees to Overpeck Park in Honor of Earth Day
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – 1 p.m. April 22 – Open to the Public
TEANECK, N.J. (April 22, 2013) – Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading program, is donating six cherry trees and two park benches to Overpeck Park in memory of its founder, Toru Kumon, and his first student and son, Takeshi. Kumon invites the public to the Earth Day celebration dedicating the new area, named “Kumon Grove,” on April 22 at 1 p.m.
“For 30 years, Kumon has helped thousands of children in Bergen County,” said Matthew Lupsha, who leads Kumon North America’s Green Initiative, which aims to solve global environmental problems. “The Kumon Grove is a permanent symbol of our dedication to children, the environment and the enduring legacy of our founders.”
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