KCK school gets new playground after years of fundraising

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The families of Our Lady of Unity school finally have a place for their kids to play.

When CJ Puebla was in Kindergarten eight years ago, his teacher and mom decided to start trying to get a playground installed. They toiled each year in a low-income area to slowly collect donations. More than $25,000 later, volunteers came to build the playground this weekend.

CJ, now in 7th grade, said his favorite part will be the monkey bars and getting to see the younger kids play.

"It was very difficult," said Principal Nancy Butters. "We have a lot of kids in our building who quite honestly just really don't know how to play because they've never had the opportunity."

Now they will. Butters hopes the volunteers will finish assembling the playground Saturday night for a ribbon cutting, and of course recess, on Monday.  

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