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Big donation towards building all-inclusive playground in Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on March 8, 2016

With spring right around the corner, kids will be outside looking for places to play. Thanks to an Illinois Valley healthcare provider and a volunteer organization, Ottawa kids may not have to look as hard.

The Ottawa Kiwanis is hoping to raise $250,000 for their Project Inclusive Playground. They’re much closer to that goal after OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Illinois made a $25,000 donation.

The first phase of the playground where any child regardless of their disability can play is expected to be done by June. The playground is going in at Lincoln-Douglas Park.

Last year, the playground project won a $25,000 national grant. More than $110,000 has now been raised for the playground.

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