State Farm donates $10,000 to North American Squirrel Association for Tomah’s Playground

TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) — State Farm Insurance donated $10,000 to the Tomah chapter of the North American Squirrel Association on Friday to help the organization finish its all-levels playground.

The donation is part of State Farm’s celebration of its 100th anniversary, when it will award $10,000 checks to two groups in each state.

NASA, which helps seniors and people with physical disabilities enjoy hunting, fishing and other recreational activities, built the playground and shelter at Butts Park in Tomah. However, construction took longer than expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NASA will use the $10,000 to help build a rebar fence around the playground, said Dave Stutsman, the group’s vice president.

“We continue to be amazed at the support,” Stutzman said. “It seems like every two weeks go by and someone else finds out about what NASA is doing and what we’re doing for the community, and then they’re donating.”

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