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IT TAKES A VILLAGE

WINGATE ELEMENTARY PLAYGROUND FUNDRAISER

Wingate Elementary School serves ~400 students and shares a playground with an entire community. This playground was built in 1982, and there are numerous families of various ages and abilities in the school and community that use this park. However, this playground desperately needs maintenance and updating, and above all, lacks accessibility to many. This is why Wingate is asking for the community’s support so that all children and park users can access an inclusive playground where children and users of all abilities can interact with each other and, most importantly, PLAY

to donate to this playground, please

send a check payable to Wingate PTO

351 South Camp Road, Grand Junction, CO 81507.

*Kindly indicate “playground” in the memo line.

For other types of donations, please visit our GoFundMe page below.

What is an inclusive playground?

A universally designed, sensory-rich environment that enables children to develop physically, socially, and emotionally. An engaging place that provides the just-right level of challenge and offers opportunities to succeed. A place that goes beyond minimum accessibility to create play experiences that meet various needs and interests.

Well-designed inclusive play spaces and parks welcome people, especially children of all abilities, to play, learn and grow together. But did you know that their benefits extend even further? Inclusive play areas also allow adults of varying ages and abilities to engage actively with the children in their care. This playground can become a truly multi-generational gathering space for community enjoyment, socialization, healthy bodies, and imaginative fun.

OUR MISSION

To fund and replace the playground at Wingate Elementary School with an inclusive playground that serves all abilities and ages.

OUR VISION

Below is a list of some features we are hoping to include:

– Sensory features
– Wheelchair-compatible swing
– Wheelchair-compatible walkway
– Rubber surface to allow all abilities to move easily throughout
– ADA Zipline
– Shaded areas
– Space for the visually impaired with sound and musical features
– Structures that serve younger kids as well as older kids

OUR GOAL

Raise $68,000

Careful calculations and estimated bids from a professional playground design company created this number. We know this is a huge endeavor, which is why we need your support.

More about WINGATE PARK

  • Wingate serves kids and families over a large footprint spanning Glade Park, Orchard Mesa, and the Redlands.
  • Children, seniors, and families use the park and playground daily and year-round.
  • It is one of two parks within a 5-mile radius. The other park is much smaller and is also not compliant with ADA.
  • When completed, this park will be the only fully inclusive, ADA-accessible park in the Redlands area. It will also provide children of all ages with play structures designed to suit their age group.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Inclusion Champion

Gifts of $20,000+

Recognition on the donor wall, Personalized Inclusion Champion Certificate, Facebook Shoutout, Invitation & Recognition at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Tickets to the Fundraiser Concert

Wonder Builders

Gifts of $15,000+

Recognition on the donor wall, Personalized Wonder Builder Certificate, Facebook Shoutout, Invitation, and recognition at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Imagination Heroes

Gifts of $10,000+

Recognition on the donor wall, Personalized Imagination Hero Certificate, Facebook Shoutout, Invitation, and recognition at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Sunshine Supporters

Gifts of $5,000+

Recognition on the donor wall, Personalized Sunshine Supporter Certificate, Facebook Shoutout, Invitation, and Recognition at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Smile Creators

Gifts of $2,500+

Recognition on the donor wall, Personalized Smile Creator Certificate, Facebook Shoutout, Invitation to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Helping Hands

GIFTS OF $1,000+

Recognition on the donor wall, Personalized Helping Hands Certificate, Facebook Shoutout

Joy Makers

GIFTS OF $500+

Recognition on the donor wall, Personalized Joy Maker Certificate


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