City of Lincoln
2006 Media Releases
Mayor thanks Parks Foundation for assisting with purchase
Mayor Coleen Seng today thanked the Lincoln Parks Foundation for coordinating the purchase of six automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to be placed at the five municipal golf courses and the Woods Park Tennis Center.
“We hope that the AEDs will not be needed,” said Mayor Seng. “But we are very grateful that they will be available at City golf courses and the Woods Tennis Center in case of a cardiac emergency.”
Earlier this year, Assistant Director of Athletics and Golf Steve Hiller approached the Lincoln Parks Foundation to request assistance in funding the purchase of AEDs. “The safety of the patrons at our City facilities is our number one concern,” said Hiller.
The Foundation Board of Directors pledged $5,000 and offered to assist in seeking additional funding partners. Clancy Woolman, past President of the Foundation, contacted the Lincoln Men’s Golf Association, the Women’s Golf Association, the Senior Golf Association, golf professionals at each of the municipal courses, the AED Consortium and the Lincoln Tennis Association to seek their financial participation. Woolman thanked each of the partners for their participation and commitment to the safety of Lincoln’s citizens.
The six AED units will be purchased at a cost of about $10,000. The units will be placed in the clubhouses of the five City golf courses (Highlands, Holmes, Pioneers, Mahoney and Jim Ager) and the Woods Park Tennis Center. The Lincoln Fire Department has agreed to provide regular training sessions regarding use of the AEDs.