Memorial Playground Sponsorship

 

Dear Friends:

  In July of 2012, we applied for a DCED Grant from the state that would cover roughly 80% of the necessary funds required for the project.  A grant was awarded in the amount of $225,167 from the Department of Community and Economic Development!  We also were awarded additional  grants from the Wayne County Redevelopment Authority for $15,000 and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of NEPA for $10,000.  With the grants and money raised from events and sales of pavers, we were to begin construction of the playground on September 11th of 2014.   On November 1st. of 2014 we dedicated the playground and since then it has been a destination for all local families to enjoy.  This playground caterers to children from 5—12 years of age, and is also handicapped accessible. A playground that ALL children in our community will enjoy for many years to come. 

  We will continue to raise additional funds through sales of Blue Stone Pavers that have been placed throughout the walkway in and around the playground.  Additional money raised will go towards the construction of a perminate handicapped bathroom facility and other improvements to the existing park. Print out a application from this page and get your paver today!!

Importance of Outdoor Play*

  • Playing outside on playground equipment helps children master physical skills that cannot be practiced inside the house.
  • Outdoor play strengthens a child’s social skills and helps build confidence. Playing on a see-saw, waiting for a turn in the sandbox or helping a friend onto a swing stresses the importance of communication and cooperation.
  • Playing outdoors is the place children are likely to burn the most calories, which helps prevent obesity.

Now is the time for our community to get involved with this exciting project!

Families and business can sponsor blue stone pavers of a variety of prices and sizes that will be used in the construction of the walkways in and around the playground facility. Depending on the do-nation level, sponsors will have their name, business name and/or logo, or message engraved on individual pavers. This is a great way to recognize your family or promote your local business.

If you have any questions, please email joseph@cjrmemorialfund.org

Sincerely,
Joseph Regenski

* Livestrong.com, The Importance of Outdoor Play. May 5, 2011