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Make An Impact Foundation Unveils Playground Equipment to be Installed at Gary Reese Freedom Park

(Last Updated On: May 27, 2021)

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Make An Impact Foundation Unveils Playground Equipment to be Installed at Gary Reese Freedom Park

Partners include KVVU FOX5’s Super Build, The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE and Miracle® Recreation

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, May 27, 2021 — Make An Impact Foundation, the non-profit dedicated to promoting the education and well-being of underserved children nationwide, today unveiled the playground design for Gary Reese Freedom Park in Las Vegas.

The park will feature play equipment from Miracle Recreation, a pioneer in manufacturing thrilling playgrounds for nearly a century. The new playground will feature classic equipment such as swings and slides, and innovative elements like sensory play panels, fitness climbers, as well as a custom helmet climber with a tranquil space underneath.

Make An Impact Foundation partners with organizations to create places where all kids have equal opportunity and ability to play freely without barriers. To make this exciting new play space a reality, Make An Impact Foundation has partnered with KVVU FOX5’s Super Build program, which brings together community partners committed to serving Southern Nevada families. This new playground is made possible through Super Build sponsors, Las Vegas Raiders, Barclays, D&L Roofing, Home Depot Foundation, and Les Olson. The new playground is also made possible by The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE, a vehicle for corporate and philanthropic partners to support innovative programs that improve quality of life for all Las Vegas residents with a special focus on vulnerable populations; and the Gene Haas Foundation.

Installation of the new playground will begin immediately and is scheduled for completion next month. A public grand opening celebration will occur at Gary Reese Freedom Park, located at 850 N. Mojave Rd., Las Vegas, NV. Exact date and time to be confirmed.

About Make An Impact Foundation:

The mission of Make An Impact Foundation (MAIF), a 501(c)(3), is to promote the education and well-being of children. MAIF identifies children in severe need (homeless, poverty, etc.) as well as those with learning needs, emotional needs, disabilities, or disease and creates opportunities to produce a change in their lives. Our vision at MAIF is to meet the needs of children by identifying worthwhile projects, empowering project champions, and finding donor partners to help meet each need.  For more information about MAIF visit our website, www.MakeAnImpactNow.org.

About Miracle® Recreation

Founded nearly a century ago, Miracle Recreation inspires communities to develop kids with the character to lead tomorrow through its high-quality playgrounds. A division of PlayPower®, Inc., Miracle Recreation, pioneers the world of thrilling commercial outdoor play equipment with the belief that a lifetime of self-discovery, independence, and leadership begins on a playground. That’s where children take perceived risks, which challenge and transform them, opening their minds to new perspectives. To learn more, visit Miracle-Recreation.com.

About KVVU FOX5’s Super Build Program:

KVVU FOX5’s Super Build program was started in February 2020 to bring together community partners committed to serving Southern Nevada families. Through our Super Build program, the station works work alongside non-profits to build up neighborhoods by revitalizing playgrounds and constructing new homes for local veterans. To learn how you can be part of the build, contact us by visiting our website, www.MeredithLasVegas.com.

About The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE:

The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE was established in 2018 as a vehicle for corporate and philanthropic partners to support innovative programs that improve quality of life for all Las Vegas residents with a special focus on vulnerable populations. The Fund creates opportunities for public-private partnerships as well as donations of cash, time and in-kind goods and services.  Guided by a diverse group of community leaders who serve as members of the Fund’s Advisory Committee, The Fund targets specific community needs with a goal of making Las Vegas a national leader in four areas:  Livability, Innovation, Future and Education. The Nevada Community Foundation, a public charity under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, serves as the Mayor’s Fund fiscal agent, receiving all private donations.  Donations to the Nevada Community Foundation for the Mayor’s Fund are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. MayorsFundLV.org.

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Gary Reese Freedom Park: Miracle Recreation play equipment shown includes Slides, Sensory Play Panels, Wavy Wedge and JAX® Climbers.

 


Gary Reese Freedom Park: Miracle Recreation play equipment shown includes OrbX and Interaxion Alpha Climbers

 


Gary Reese Freedom Park: Miracle Recreation play equipment shown includes a swing set, Champions Trek fitness climber and a custom helmet climber with a tranquil space underneath.