Vote to Build a Playground: Includes Entry from Franklin County NC

Kiwanis Club playground contest 2016. Source: Kiwanis Club facebook.
Kiwanis Club playground contest 2016. Source: Kiwanis Club facebook.

Released by Donna Wade, Miracle League of Franklin County

Kiwanas Club of Youngsville has entered the Miracle League of Franklin County in a playground contest. The public can vote in the “Legacy of Play Contest,” with the highest number of votes netting the “winner”  $25,000. The Miracle League of Franklin County, based in Youngsville NC, is currently in first place. Votes are changing daily, so to help them win, supporters need to keep casting their votes.

Their goal if they win the contest is to use the funds to further their plans for building a wheel-chair accessible playground for the children of Franklin County. It will be at The Miracle League of Franklin County baseball field behind Long Mill Elementary School in Youngsville NC.

Right now, the nearest wheel-chair accessible playground is Cary, then the next closest is High Point.

There are just a few more days to vote. Each person can vote daily — and it takes a few seconds to vote. Visit this link to cast a vote. From there, all playground entries may be accessed from the View Entries tab.

The way the contest works, is they will take the top 10 highest votes and a committee decides who gets the $25,000. We are hoping that with us getting first will give us a push as to the love our community has for each other!!

The winning club may win playground equipment valued at $25,000, for “2017 Kiwanis One Day.”

Kiwanis International’s Legacy of Play Contest is organized with partner Landscape Structures. Clubs submitted their playground proposals by May 5, 2016. Voting began on May 9, with each club’s Facebook friends, family, and colleagues invited to vote for a playground proposal.  The ten playground proposals that receive the highest number of votes by May 27, 2016, will become finalists — so vote soon!

A panel of judges will select the winning club from the finalists. The winning club will receive $25,000 in Landscape Structures playground equipment, to be installed for the club’s 2017 Kiwanis One Day plans.

The Miracle League of Franklin County is a baseball league for children with disabilities.  Miracle League estimates that they regionally impact over 450 children and young adults from Franklin, Vance, Warren, and Granville counties in North Carolina.

For more information, check out the Miracle League of Franklin County on Facebook.


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