Jump City / Sky Zone - Bridges Fund Management

    

    






















 






    
	            
			    
    



		
		    

    
    
    





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Jump City / Sky Zone

Providing a safe, healthy and fun recreational atmosphere for children, families and individuals at accessible price points

Investment Strategy

Growth Business

Theme

Healthier Lives

Date of initial investment

August 2019

Bridges Executives

Elizabeth Burgess
Ed Niemczyk

Challenge

Federal data shows that obesity is on the rise: nearly 40% of American adults were obese in 2015–16, up from 34% in 2007–08. Overweight and obese children are likely to remain obese into adulthood, and are more likely to develop noncommunicable diseases like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at a younger age. Obesity, as well as its related diseases, are largely preventable.

Investable Solution

Jump City is one of the largest franchisees of Sky Zone trampoline parks, operating five locations in the New England region, including the first franchised location in the Sky Zone system. This thriving growth business supports physical activities to help address childhood obesity and provide affordable, inclusive recreation for families – with a market-leading reputation for safety, quality and stellar customer service. 

Outcomes

Jump City will provide even more safe spaces for children and families to partake in inclusive and affordable recreation activities, encouraging movement and activity, thereby promoting a healthy and positive lifestyle. 

The business also serves as an engine of economic development: the centers are sited in underutilized industrial parks or retail shopping centers with high vacancies, often in low-to-moderate income communities.

Jump City is also dedicated to the development of their employees, many of whom are young people from the communities where the centers are located who are looking to develop key professional skills through systematic and organized training and skill development. 

www.skyzone.com