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 Like Any Other Kid, ADA Playground Provided at Green Acres Elementary

     The Weber School Foundation has done it again!!  For the past several years at the Christmas Tree Jubilee, patrons and sponsors have responded with overwhelming generosity to a special “ask”, a time when donations are requested for a specific project. ga playground01 The last two years, the “ask” has been designated for the purpose of providing amazing playgrounds that are ADA accessible so that students with special needs and their typical peers can  enjoy playing  together.  

     A recent ribbon-cutting ceremony was held during back to school night at Green Acres Elementary for the newest playground.  From the enthusiasm of the students playing to the joy on the parents’ and teachers’ faces, it was clear that this endeavor did everything hoped for and more!  The playground is all-inclusive through a series of ramps wide enough for wheelchair access.  Now all students will be able to utilize the fun equipment and socialize through play. This is the third school to benefit from the foundation for an accessible playground- and a plan is in the works for a fourth one next year.  The commitment is real: to provide an accessible playground for all students to enjoy at each elementary school.  

     What an incredible endeavor!  We are so grateful to the Weber School Foundation, their board members and staff, the countless volunteers, and the many dedicated patrons and sponsors.  You are helping to make a dream come true for students with special needs to enjoy playing… just like any other kid!        

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