a. This is a project originally dreamed by Josh Soelberg, our former president. Adventure Playground is playground that will be constructed the week of Sept 14-19 2009 and is meant to be accessible to all children, regardless of their physical abilities. Spring semester last year I was asked by many of you if we were going to help with this project, to which my reply sadly was “I don’t know anything about the project.” After working with Josh over the summer I have found out about this project. Any information about this project can be found on the Whittier Center website for the playground: http://www.whittiercenter.org/playground/
b. The playground Build is scheduled to take place the week of Sept. 14-19. Each volunteer shift is 4 hours. You do not need to have any specific skills to help. Lunch and child care will be provided for any of the volunteers, so bring your wife, kids, parents, and friends. We would like to see as many Tau Beta Pi members, friends, and family members that can help with this construction. More information about volunteering can be found here: http://www.whittiercenter.org/playground/volunteer/
c. To help make this playground important for our members, a proposal was written and submitted over the summer for a Greater Interest in Governement (GIG) grant through the Tau Beta Pi national organization. These grants are awarded to TBP chapters for service projects which benefit local government or communities. Our Chapter was awarded $750.00 to assist in Adventure playground. The funds have been used to adopt a piece of equipment for the playground, a rubber bridge. See http://www.whittiercenter.org/playground/donate/components/
d. If you have any questions about Adventure Playground, or how you can help, please contact Ben (firstname.lastname@example.org) and watch the website for updates.