Kids to Benefit from All-Access Playground

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Early Risers Kiwanis Club Wins $25,000 from Landscape Structures, Kiwanis

A new inclusive playground project is the winner of the seventh annual Legacy of Play contest, sponsored by Kiwanis International and Landscape Structures Inc. For submitting the winning contest entry, the Early Risers Kiwanis Club of Worthington will receive US$25,000 in playground equipment.

A local family whose son has Joubert Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, supported the playground project. In a letter that accompanied the club’s contest entry, the family wrote, “Since three months old, Blaine has been in physical, occupational and speech therapy and has made some great strides in his coordination and strength. Play and peer relationships are also such important parts of development. What an all-inclusive playground will mean for us is that Blaine will be able to explore and wander the playground independently, he will have more opportunities to be engaged with other children and hopefully make a new friend.”