$10,000 donated for special playground
League City's $10,000 closer to paying for a playground designed to allow children with disabilities to play side-by-side with children without disabilities, thanks to a foundation backed by actor Christopher Reeve and his wife.
League City has received a $10,000 grant from The Dana and Christopher Reeve Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to people living with spinal cord injuries.
Earlier this month, City Council approved spending $321,300 to have Total Recreation Products build a "Boundless Playground" at League Park, 500 E. Main St.
City Councilman Neil Baron, who pushed for the playground, said the playground should be finished before the end of this year.
With the money from The Dana and Christopher Reeve Foundation, the city has received over $80,000 in grants for the playground. It is still seeking approximately $50,000 in private donations and grants to complete the project's second phase, a specially designed play area for children ages 2 to 5, Baron said.
We're continuing to publicize this project to the community and outside foundations," Baron said. We hope that other communities will follow our lead and start working on similar projects in their communities."
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