Box 13, Folder 11, Document 78

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oy September 18, 1967

Mr. Richard H. Rich
Rich's, Inc.

45 Broad Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Dear Mr. Rich:

I would like to give you a brief report on the outstanding
suctess of the portable swimming pools your foundation was
gracious enough to provide to the City of Atlanta. From June 9
through September 1, 1967, we hed trained 153 classes which
had a total enrollment of 2796 children. In addition, some
23,077 participated during "play periods". Now that fall is
here we have removed the swinming pools from their outdoor
locations and already three of the four have been installed in
the basements of various schools where showers and drainage
are available and they will continue to be utilized through the
school year. The structures sustain virtually no vandalism
(several other cities had terrible experiences) and we fully
expect to place them back in operation come next summer. Your
donation fortunately was sufficient enough to provide heaters
to raise the water temperature so there's no problem there
when cold weather sets in.

We don't really know how to estimate the life expectancy
of the portable pools but we can certainly say with a great
deal of assurance that literally hundreds of thousands of
children in the coming years will enjoy something that would
not have been possible had it not been for the generosity of
the Rich Foundation,

Sincerely,

Jack C, Delius
General Manager of
Parks and Recreation

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