SOURCE: Playworld Systems, Inc.

October 02, 2014 15:36 ET

The Miller Family Stops Development of Center for Wellness and Recreation

LEWISBURG, PA--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2014) - The Miller family, lifelong residents of Lewisburg and owners of locally based playground and fitness equipment manufacturer, Playworld Systems, Inc., today announced they will not move forward with the Miller Center for Wellness and Recreation as a result of select partners choosing not to commit to the project.

"It is with deep regret that the Wellness Center we envisioned will not move forward," said Matthew Miller, CEO of Lewisburg-based Playworld Systems, Inc. and father of four. "We were days away from a purchase and sales agreement to buy property in Penn House Commons situated on the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail when we received the unfortunate news. The partners originally supported our project in funding applications, but without their involvement we will not be able to meet the programming and funding goals to make the center a reality."

Since 2012, the Miller family along with a public coalition of partners were working to create a regional wellness center to better serve the community. The Miller family committed $2.5 million for the development of the center. To date, the family invested over $250,000 in the development of the plan, engaged a nationally renowned recreational consultant, and received the commitment of substantial funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

"We are deeply disappointed by this, but we are grateful to everyone who shared our vision for a resource to promote the wellbeing of our community," said Miller. "As a company and a family, we look forward to continuing to support programs and organizations that make the Susquehanna Valley a family friendly and playful community."

About The Miller Family
For more than 40 years and three generations, the Miller family has been dedicated to making a positive impact on the health and well-being of people around the world. The family's Lewisburg-based company, Playworld Systems, Inc., manufactures playground and fitness equipment to create the best play spaces for people of all ages and abilities.

Contact Information

  • Media contact:
    Tracey Cassidy
    RoseComm for The Miller Family
    Office: 201-656-7178 ext. 202
    Mobile: 917-741-6246
    tcassidy@rosecomm.com