News By Tag
News By Place
Paragon Pools Water Safety Campaign Wins 2013 Communitas Award For Community Service
Paragon Pools, a Las Vegas swimming pool and spa construction company received the 2013 Communitas Award for the organization’s annual Float Like A Duck water safety campaign.
The Communitas Award is an international effort to recognize the spirit of communitas- people helping people. Recognizing exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals for excellence in community service and corporate social responsibility, who unselfishly give of themselves and their resources, and are changing the way they do business to benefit their communities. Award recipients range from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
Water safety advocate and president of Paragon Pools, Joseph Vassallo, CBP began the program a decade ago to educate the public on the importance of safety while celebrating the joys of water sports. Vassallo explains, “As a pool builder I felt it was my responsibility to ensure residents had the information and tools to keep their family members safe around any body of water, be it at a residence, a resort or at the lake.”
“We are extremely proud of the program, everyone involved has such a fun experience, from the kids and parents who attend, to our long term community partners – the YMCA, Las Vegas Metro and Fire departments and local media stations Fox-5 and TV-13,” exclaims Vassallo.
Highlights of the award winning event includes access to the popular water park, swimming and floating lessons, exploring fire trucks, games, dancing and interacting with Duckie the event mascot.
Paragon Pools will celebrate the 10th anniversary in hosting the community service event on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 1-4pm at the Heinrich YMCA Watersports Park. Float Like A Duck is free and open to the public.
For more information about the program go to http://www.paragonpoolslv.com/