Group Working on Funds for Fun
Jeff Garretson - Mon 12:27 PM 03/11/2013
A group of Salinans has been working hard to bring a new playground to Coronado Elementary School.
Cee Heller with Ambucs stopped into the KSAL Morning News with an update on how a partnership between USD 305 and the Noon Network Ambucs is taking shape to build a fully accessible playground.
"We're in the homestretch of fundraising - just about $75,000 to go to reach our goal," Heller said.
The total budget for the project, estimated at about $394,477, is on track so the playground can be completed in the summer of 2013.
The school was chosen as the location due to Coronado serving the greatest population of kids with severe and multiple disabilities in the county.
Heller says the playground features a ramping system that allows children with all abilities to access 5 slide locations and multiple sensory stations for creative play from ground level to 10-feet in the air.
"The entire area will sit on a turf material so kids in wheelchairs and walkers can play right along with their classmates."
The Sunflower Foundation also approved a grant to resurface a 1/4 mile walking trail with activity stations.
To give a tax deductible donation contact the Noon Network Ambucs by calling Lori Blake at 785 822 4677, or mail your check to Noon Network, 1648 S. Ohio, PMB 192, Salina, Ks 67401.