Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Bring Back The Oakley Swings

In the Spring of 2015, Oakley Elementary won a grant to build a playground.  The grant was funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield.  One of the unfortunate grant stipulations was that all of the old playground equipment had to be removed from the school grounds.  This included a large 3 bay, 6 swing swing set.

Everyone I talk to misses the swings.

During the process last year,  a few of us committed to raise the funds and install a new swing set to finish out the new playground.  

We have to install a "Commercial" set which drives the cost higher, and also install a border to hold mulch that has to be 12 inches deep, over 2400 sq feet.

The $10,000 needed for the build seems high at first, but to us it is worth it.   After seeing so many new families out using the playground this summer,  seeing people making friends, and seeing kids outside, away from electronics,  the swing set becomes priceless.

I'm sure you know what is coming next:  We need you to Donate!

Our fundraising page is here:

And if you want to spead the word on Facebook:

Please help with whatever you can and continue making Oakley an amazing neighborhood! 

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