Contact: Margie Wilhelmi, Wheaton Park District
Phone: 630.510.4984 [email protected]
Date: May 1, 2015
Comcast Partners with Play For All Playground & Garden Foundation for Annual Comcast Cares Day
Wheaton, IL— On Saturday, April 25, 2015 the Play For All Playground & Garden Foundation participated in Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort. It was the 14th annual Comcast Cares Day and the Company achieved two important milestones ― 4 million volunteer hours and 750,000 volunteers since Comcast Cares Day started in 2001.
During the day, over 60 volunteers worked to “make change happen” as they assisted with the cleanup of Sensory Garden Playground, located in Danada South Park, the first phase of which will open to the public later this month. The playground is an inclusive space for all abilities and ages, especially children who are living with Autism or other sensory integrated disorders.
“On behalf of the Play For All Playground & Garden Foundation, we would cordially thank Comcast and its employees for their hard work and dedication on Comcast Cares Day,” said Rob Sperl, Vice President of the Play For All Playground & Garden Foundation. “Thank you to the volunteers who gave their time so generously, we were able to remove more than an acre of invasive plant species, rake over five tons of granite for new trails that lead to outside exercise stations, prepare planter beds for seasonal gardening, and removed over a thousand feet of deteriorated fencing. These projects will allow for improved accessibility to play for people around and visiting our community.”
“Comcast was honored to partner with the Play For All Playground & Garden Foundation and to have such a positive impact on the community,” said John Crowley, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region senior vice president. “I’m grateful to the over 60 volunteers who donated their time to help make a difference in the lives of others.”