Goodman Pool to open Friday, June 11

Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 7:47am

Goodman's Jewelers sponsoring first 500 kids through the gate

Goodman Pool to open for the season on Friday, June 11
Friday, June 11 - officially named Goodman Day
Goodman's Jewelers to sponsor the first 500 kids through the gates

Gates open at 12:30p.m.
Official Kick-off at 2:00p.m. with Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, John Hayes from Goodman's Jewelers and Leslie Howard from the United Way.

Madison Parks is excited to announce that Goodman Pool, 325 Olin Avenue, will open for the season on Friday, June 11, 12:30-8:00p.m. To honor the pool benefactors, Irwin and Robert Goodman, who both passed away recently, the first official day of the swimming season has been named "Goodman Day."

Goodman's Jewelers, 220 State Street, will be sponsoring the day by providing free admission to the first 500 kids to come to the pool that day.

"Goodman's Jewelers is proud to sponsor this event at the Madison Parks Goodman Pool in honor of Irwin and Robert Goodman," says John Hayes, owner of Goodman's Jewelers.

Irwin and Bob Goodman were long-time supporters of many organizations in Madison, including Madison Parks. Their donation of $2.8 million for the construction of the pool was needed impetus to get a pool built in Madison. Even after the pool was built, they continued to support it by establishing a scholarship fund. Hundreds of children, regardless of their income level, have learned how to swim at Madison Parks Goodman Pool.

"Madison Parks was fortunate to have friends like Irwin and Robert Goodman. Their generous spirit has provided thousands of people the opportunity to swim in Madison's first public pool," says Kevin Briski, Madison Parks Superintendent. "We are privileged that Goodman Jewelers will follow in this generous spirit by sponsoring the first 500 kids to come through the gate on Goodman Day at the pool."

Madison Parks Goodman Pool, 325 Olin Avenue, opens for the season on Friday, June 11. Swimming lessons are filling up fast - register now on-line. Season Passes are also on sale now. They can be purchased at the pool during some special pre-season sale dates and times: June 4, 5-8p.m., June 5, 10a.m.-1p.m., June 6, 1-3p.m., June 11, 5-8p.m. For more information on Goodman Pool visit,

Established in 1933 by Bob and Irwin Goodman, Goodman's Jewelers is Madison's oldest full service jewelry store. In 1998 long-time employee John Hayes purchased Goodman's Jewelers from the Goodman Brothers. Located two blocks from the State Capital at 220 State Street Goodman's Jewelers maintains the location, traditions and high standards set by Bob and Irwin Goodman almost 75 years ago.


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