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KOBI: Blue Slide Project Aims To Give All Kids A Chance To Play

KOPB TV | Nov. 17, 2013 11:57 p.m. | Updated: Nov. 18, 2013 9:49 a.m.

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Gary Clement

Blue Slide Project Aims to Give All Kids a Chance to Play Grants Pass

For the past two years a Grants Pass mother has been working tirelessly on the “Blue Slide Project”. All to create a special place for her son and other children with physical  disabilities to play.

Mona Pinon has raised 85 thousand dollars to build and expand a playground at Parkside Elementary in Grants Pass where her paralyzed son, six year old Isaac, can play with easy access.

Pinon started the idea in 2011 and has been receiving donations from several organizations.

“Our community is full of people that have physical challenges and they’re not able to access things like an able-bodied person, and so this playground not only benefits Issac, but the children here at Parkside and our entire community.”

She says by summer 2014 the entire playground at Parkside Elementary will be handicap accessible.

To help fund construction costs, you can visit Gasoline Alley and purchase an item donated by Evergreen Bank. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the blue slide project.

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