I loved “The Senses Of Summer” (PRB June 2009). It brought back some really good memories.

Garry L. Thasho

WellCare Health Plans, Inc.


HydroPoint Outlines Tips For RFP Irrigation Process

Petaluma, Calif.–HydroPoint, a water management company, outlines the top five questions municipalities should ask during the RFP process for irrigation controllers to help local governments do more with less:

1. Is your outdoor irrigation systems proven to save water and money?

2. What are the maintenance costs associated with your irrigation systems?

3. Are you a service-minded company?

4. How do you capture weather data?

5. Are you back-end proven? Can I see your references?

For more information, visit


K&K Insurance launches New Web Site

Fort Wayne, Ind.–K&K Insurance Group, Inc. announces the launch of a new Web site to provide online quoting and binding capabilities for sports camps and clinics. It provides an option to purchase coverage immediately using a credit card. The provider of sports, leisure and entertainment insurance programs is a supplier of coverage to the sports and recreation industry. The program is designed to meet the insurance needs of U.S.-based youth sports camp operations or sports clinics that are held at premises not owned or maintained by the sport camp operator. The program offers commercial general liability; legal liability to participants; medical payments for participants; and hired auto and employers’ non-ownership liability. For more information, call (800) 637-4757, or visit


Bankshot Opens The Playing Field To Public Schools

Rockville, Md.–A level and fun playing field–isn’t that what we all strive for? Bankshot basketball court has contributed to that at Signal Hill Elementary, the only public school on the East Coast to have the basketball court that many have compared to a miniature golf course of basketball goals. The game’s design entices children and adults of all ages and physical ability to try their hand. The beauty of it is that everyone can play side-by-side, regardless if they can run or roll onto the court in a wheelchair. For more information, visit


Corrections And Compliments

In his Publisher’s Note column from the September 2009 issue, Rodney Auth incorrectly stated that Matchbox Twenty sings “Closing Time.” This song is actually sung by Semisonic.

I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy PRB. It is one of the most relevant and readable of the industry magazines I have encountered. Keep up the great work.

Oscar Carmona, CPRP

Parks Superintendent

City of Arlington Parks and Recreation


As I regular reader of PRB, I must first say thanks for a quality publication. I do need to correct you as a Semisonic fan to take the claim of the song, Closing Time, which in your article last month you gave claim to Matchbox Twenty. Having seen Semisonic my freshman year at the University of Iowa, their true one hit was Closing Time, and many probably couldn’t name another song after that. Enough time on this.

Again, thanks for your work.

Joshua Larsen

City of Huxley

Director of Parks & Recreation

Huxley, Iowa

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