The Valpo Parks Foundation is pleased to announce another exceptional partner in the private-public expansion of Central Park Plaza.
Through a generous gift of $300,000 over a ten-year naming rights partnership, the 6,100 square foot multipurpose facility adjacent to the William E. Urschel Pavilion will now be named the Indiana Beverage Activity Center. The Indiana Beverage Activity Center features a 1,100 square foot community gathering room and ice skating warming area, large and accessible public restrooms, private conference room, ice skate rental service area, the Tri Kappa four seasons art mosaic, and additional support facilities for ice operations including the Zamboni garage.
The Leetz Family, owners of Indiana Beverage, offered this statement:
“Established in 1892, Leetz Grocery, located on Indiana Avenue, remained in business for over 65 years. In 1939, another home town business, Valpo Beverages, opened its doors on the same street, Indiana Avenue. For more than 75 years this beverage company has been providing quality products in northern Indiana. This company today, Indiana Beverage, is focused on its core values of Passion, Respect, Integrity, Commitment, and Excelling. The Leetz Family and Team Indiana Beverage cherish our heritage. We are humbly grateful to give back to this wonderful community and we celebrate the amazing people who comprise it.”
John Seibert, Executive Director of the Parks Foundation, responded:
“The Leetz Family and the team at Indiana Beverage have an extraordinary legacy of generosity and philanthropic leadership in our community. In addition to this long-standing support of Valpo Parks, they have significantly supported the United Way of Porter County, The Porter County Community Foundation and many other non-profit organizations and causes.
We at Valpo Parks are most grateful for this latest partnership and the positive impact it will have on residents and visitors of all ages that will enjoy this wonderful park campus.”