For Release: Feb. 17, 2017
CONTACT: Greg Sowell, Communications Director, City of Richardson, 972-744-4218, firstname.lastname@example.org
CITY OF RICHARDSON AND RICHARDSON EAST ROTARY CLUB COLLABORATE to PROMOTE, PLAN AND build INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND
(Richardson, TX) – The City of Richardson and Richardson East Rotary Club (RERC) are teaming up to develop plans, increase public awareness and raise additional funds needed to enhance the building of the City’s first inclusive playground. This exciting venture aims to create a play environment that increases “playability” for people of diverse abilities. The playground will be located on the site of the existing playground in Cottonwood Park and is in the preliminary stages of development.
Cottonwood Park’s existing playground is already scheduled for replacement through the City’s 2015 G.O. Bond program. Inclusive playground elements can be added as an enhancement through grants and corporate/philanthropic support from the community.
This includes RERC’s upcoming fundraising event, “Rotary Cares Games and Gala,” which will be held Saturday, Feb. 25. RERC will also be hosting a “Champagne, Cupcakes & Lemonade” event Thursday, March 30 at the Kendra Scott jewelry store in Allen, with 20 percent of sales going to support the inclusive playground. For more information about these fundraisers or how donations can be made in support of this important initiative through RERC’s Foundation, visit www.richardsonrotary.org.
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