ANOKA, Minn. - The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee announced a $50,000 grant to Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services on Tuesday.
As part of its "52 Weeks of Giving" campaign, the MNSBHC Legacy Fund is helping update the playground at George Enloe Park in Anoka. Upgrades will make the play area more accessible for children with disabilities.
“It’s really looking at kids, no matter what their background or experience is, or challenges they might be presented with," explained Brian Erlandson, Franklin Elementary Principal. "We’re really looking at growing all kids and just treating them equally and letting them all get involved, engage with one another. Grow socially, emotionally, physically, mentally, it’s really great.”
Eric Rogers is a father of a child with disabilities. He says a playground that doesn’t discriminate is life-changing.
“We don’t want to have kids sitting on the sidelines when they are watching everyone else play, we want all kids to join in and have fun,” said Rogers.
The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee is awarding grants to communities throughout Minnesota ahead of Super Bowl 52.
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