Churches and Organizations Continue to Support Kids' Crossing Playground!
Fort Pierce - (April 26, 2013) The Steering Committee of the Kids' Crossing Playground would like to thank the numerous organizations that have stepped up to support this worthy cause. The committee has been strategically planning the rebuilding of the playground, located near the intersection of Virginia Avenue and 23rd Street, since November 2012.
The current playground, which was built in 1993, using the same volunteer-based philosophy, will be torn down in the fall of 2013, because of safety concerns after two decades of use. Once again professional playground design company, Leathers & Associates is guiding the group to assist in the massive community project of raising $200,000, coordinating hundreds of volunteers, and building the structure on November 7-11, 2013.
The new composite materials which will be used will give the structure, which was designed by local children, a lifespan of up to 50 years. Numerous business and generous donors have already committed their support of the new endeavor, donating more than $125,000. Numerous sponsorship perks are available for those who donate, which are outlined on the website www.KidsCrossingPlayground.com. Naming opportunities are also available for sections of the playground and donors who contribute will have their names memorialized on a plaque at the playground site.
Additionally, community members have come together to support the cause by hosting their own fundraisers. For example, Westside Baptist Church is hosting a golf tournament on Saturday, June 15th at the Legacy Golf Course for $100 per player. The church is welcoming anyone to play, to be a tee sponsor for $250, or take part in its silent auction which will be held at the tournament. All proceeds from the event will benefit the playground, and those interested in supporting this event are urged to contact Russ Stottlemire at firstname.lastname@example.org or 772-332-2570.
The Royal Palms of St. Lucie, a local social and service society, will be hosting a drawing to benefit the playground during the month of May. The women have created a summer vacation package featuring four 1-day Disney "Park Hopper" passes worth $500! The passes are good for magical experience at the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, or Disney's Animal Kingdom! Also included in the package is a $150 Visa gift card to help cover some vacation expenses! Tickets for a chance to win are $5 each, and are available at John Carroll High School, Louden Boned Pools, or from any Royal Palm member. The tickets will be on sale from May 2nd through June 6th, with the drawing being held at the June Royal Palm meeting.
If you would prefer to have your name permanently displayed at the playground when you make a donation, pickets surrounding the property will be available for $35 each. The pickets will have up to 20 letters or numbers professionally inscribed, just as they did in 1993. Picket order forms are located on the Kids' Crossing website, and on the group's facebook page.
Donations can also be made online, or by mailing a check payable to "Kids Crossing, Inc." to 130 South Indian River Drive, Suite #201, Fort Pierce 34950. Kids' Crossing Playground is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax-deductible. The committee looks forward to working with the hundreds of volunteers, donors, children, and families in the area, who have already expressed interest to make this dream become a reality. The playground will be a special gathering place everyone will enjoy for several decades, and a positive experience for all those involved, just as it was when originally built in 1993.