The Rotary Club of Savannah Breaking Ground on All Accessible Playground in Forsyth Park

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The Rotary Club of Savannah Breaking Ground on All Accessible Playground in Forsyth Park

WHO: The Rotary Club of Savannah

WHAT: Breaking ground on an all accessible playground, a project totaling $342,000.

WHEN:Monday, September 29, 2014 at 1:45 p.m.

WHERE: Forsyth Park

WHY: The Rotary Club of Savannah is excited to be able to provide this one-of-a-kind playground to our region. This donation supports the Rotary Club’s motto – service above self.

HOW: The money was raised through internal sponsorship, a grant from the Alan S. Gaynor Fund and AMBUCS, and through the Herb Traub Fund.

NOTES: The playground will be accessible to all children, including those who have wheelchair limitations and other specialized conditions. The design includes nine slides, 16 climbers, and eight swings. The equipment can support a capacity up to 300 children. The ground will be covered with rubber matting and mulch.

ABOUT ROTARY
MORE INFORMATION ON THE ROTARY CLUB OF SAVANNAH
On January 5, 1914, the Rotary Club of Savannah met for the first time at the DeSoto Hotel. Founded by John S. Banks and a group of local businessmen, this was the second Rotary club established in Georgia. The nation’s first service club, Rotary began in Chicago in 1905 and promotes community and economic development projects at home and abroad. The Savannah club sponsored the formation of eight others around the state. Together, they championed local and regional developments including: completing the road to Tybee Island, improving the Savannah River for commercial traffic, enhancing the Dixie Highway system in southeast Georgia, and building bridges over the Savannah and Altamaha Rivers. Furthering the goals of Rotary International, the club has also supported wartime relief efforts, student scholarships, polio eradication, and other global health initiatives. For more information of the Rotary Club of Savannah, visit http://www.savrotary.org/

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ROTARY OF SAVANNAH TO BREAK GROUND ON PARK

The Rotary Club of Savannah will break ground Monday on an all accessible playground in Forsyth Park.
The $342,000 park, funded by the club through internal sponsorship, a grant from the Alan S. Gaynor Fund and the American Business Club (AMBUCS) as well as the Herb Traub Fund, will be accessible to all children, including those who have wheelchair limitations and other specialized conditions. The design includes nine slides, 16 climbers, and eight swings. The equipment can support a capacity up to 300 children. The ground will be covered with rubber matting and mulch.

“The Rotary Club of Savannah is excited to be able to provide this one-of-a-kind playground to our region,” said club President Holden Hayes. “This donation supports the Rotary Club’s motto – service above self, and is one of the almost countless ways this club and Rotary clubs worldwide, support our communities.”

The Rotary Club of Savannah first met Jan. 5, 1914, at the DeSoto Hotel. Founded by John S. Banks and a group of local businessmen, it was the second Rotary club established in Georgia. The Savannah club sponsored the formation of eight others around the state. Together, they championed local and regional developments including: completing the road to Tybee Island, improving the Savannah River for commercial traffic, enhancing the Dixie Highway system in southeast Georgia, and building bridges over the Savannah and Altamaha Rivers. Furthering the goals of Rotary International, the club has also supported wartime relief efforts, student scholarships, polio eradication, and other global health initiatives.

Rotary International, the nation’s first service club, began in Chicago in 1905 and promotes community and economic development projects at home and abroad.

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President Holden Hayes

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