‘ALLstar Park’ groundbreaking Tuesday


Park will be an all-inclusive playground

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Courtesy photo The Miracle League of Union County will hold a groundbreaking for “ALLstar Park,” a new all-inclusive playground at Timken Sports Complex. on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The playground will be an inclusive one which anyone can use including children and adults with disabilities or diseases like multiple sclerosis, older adults with physical challenges, injured veterans, and children with Autism. It will be located next the Miracle League ballfield at the complex.


Courtesy photo A highlight of “ALLstar Park,” the Miracle League of Union County’s all-inclusive playground at Timken Sports Complex, will be a two-bay ZipKrooze, which includes a molded bucket seat with a lock-in-place harness for the stability and security of children with limited upper-body or lower-body strength. This is a two-way ride with built-in elevation to help riders gain momentum at the beginning and slow down at the end of the ride. The Miracle League is holding a groundbreaking for the park on Tuesday at 7 p.m.


UNION COUNTY — The process of building the “ALLstar Park” all-inclusive playground will get under way Tuesday at 7 p.m. with a groundbreaking ceremony at the Timken Sports Complex.

The park is the latest effort by the Miracle League of Union County to provide recreational opportunities for the community including children and adults with disabilities. The park will be located next to the MLUC ballfield at the Timken Sports Complex and will be designed to provide play and recreation for everyone including children and adults with disabilities or diseases like multiple sclerosis, older adults with physical challenges, injured veterans, and children with Autism.

The MLUC Facebook page states that “as we approach the groundbreaking ceremony of Union County’s ALLstar Park, we want to share some facts to get you more excited and engage. We believe interactions that happen on a playground are a critical part of helping everyone understand what makes a person unique. Lack of understanding can lead to fear and fear can lead to bullying and intolerance. But learning to celebrate differences is a lesson that can last a lifetime!”

The park’s construction is being financed with donated funds including a $75,000 donation from the Timken Foundation and $10,000 from the Union Rotary Club as well as donations from private individuals like a $3,000 donation the organization received in January. The MLUC is in the process of trying to raise funds to match the Timken Foundation grant which will donate another $75,000 if the match is raised by the end of August.

To contribute to the effort to raise the matching funds call 864-466-7879, contact an MLUC board member, or visit The Miracle League of Union County Facebook page or website at www.themiracleleagueofunioncounty.org.

Courtesy photo The Miracle League of Union County will hold a groundbreaking for “ALLstar Park,” a new all-inclusive playground at Timken Sports Complex. on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The playground will be an inclusive one which anyone can use including children and adults with disabilities or diseases like multiple sclerosis, older adults with physical challenges, injured veterans, and children with Autism. It will be located next the Miracle League ballfield at the complex.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_IMG_0009.jpgCourtesy photo The Miracle League of Union County will hold a groundbreaking for “ALLstar Park,” a new all-inclusive playground at Timken Sports Complex. on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The playground will be an inclusive one which anyone can use including children and adults with disabilities or diseases like multiple sclerosis, older adults with physical challenges, injured veterans, and children with Autism. It will be located next the Miracle League ballfield at the complex.

Courtesy photo A highlight of “ALLstar Park,” the Miracle League of Union County’s all-inclusive playground at Timken Sports Complex, will be a two-bay ZipKrooze, which includes a molded bucket seat with a lock-in-place harness for the stability and security of children with limited upper-body or lower-body strength. This is a two-way ride with built-in elevation to help riders gain momentum at the beginning and slow down at the end of the ride. The Miracle League is holding a groundbreaking for the park on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Zip-Krooz.jpgCourtesy photo A highlight of “ALLstar Park,” the Miracle League of Union County’s all-inclusive playground at Timken Sports Complex, will be a two-bay ZipKrooze, which includes a molded bucket seat with a lock-in-place harness for the stability and security of children with limited upper-body or lower-body strength. This is a two-way ride with built-in elevation to help riders gain momentum at the beginning and slow down at the end of the ride. The Miracle League is holding a groundbreaking for the park on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Park will be an all-inclusive playground

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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