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Morning Sun
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for Everybody Playing

  • Dear Editor;



    The first annual EVERYBODY PLAYS 10k, 5k, and One Mile Fun Walk/Run was a resounding success! Despite very chilly temperatures, runners and walkers of all ages showed up to help raise $3,300 to be used for a new multi-generational, universally accessible playground to be installed at Schlanger Park in Pittsburg.

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  • Dear Editor;
    The first annual EVERYBODY PLAYS 10k, 5k, and One Mile Fun Walk/Run was a resounding success! Despite very chilly temperatures, runners and walkers of all ages showed up to help raise $3,300 to be used for a new multi-generational, universally accessible playground to be installed at Schlanger Park in Pittsburg.
    The first phase of the playground, an accessible swing-set, will be installed over the next few months. These specialized swings do not have the traditional flexible plastic swing seats suspended from a chain; instead they are outfitted with hard backs and a harness system.  The swings each have a locking mechanism and the backs provide support for those with physical limitations.
    And because the surface surrounding the swing set will be made of a smooth, rubber-like material rather than mulched, those using wheelchairs, canes or walkers will have access to the swings.
    Thanks go to many: Sgt. Cox US Army and Pathfinder Racing, the staff at Pittsburg Parks and Rec’s attention to every last detail and all of the volunteers from Pitt State Baseball and Pittsburg Young professionals.  We sure couldn’t have done it without the help of the Pittsburg Police and Fire Departments and the Public Works Department.
    Roger Lomshek, as emcee, made every racer feel like an olympic superstar and Steve Robb made sure that everyone’s times were recorded and posted.  
    Thanks go to our sponsors; Via Christi Hospital, City of Pittsburg, Craw-Kan, Mac Fitness, KOAM, and SKIL along with dozens of volunteers working together to ensure that:  EVERYBODY PLAYS!!
    Karen Aquino
    Everybody Plays Committee Chairwoman

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