SNN: New playground equipment helps underprivileged children

June 20, 2017

Girl playing in a playground
Two girls posing for a photo at a park

SARASOTA – If you’re planning on going to the Grand Prix, you’re doing more than just watching boats race. You’re helping low-income families.

Tania Ulloa’s daughters play on the new playground equipment at Children First.

“When I came and I saw this I was so happy and so excited to know that they have this new adjustment to the playground,” Ulloa said,  “so now I know that more kids are gonna get better on the motor skills.”

Just like her youngest daughter did.

“[The playground] has been very helpful, especially for my little one because the motor skills are getting better now,” Ulloa said. “She’s going on her little tricycle in the park.”

Suncoast Charities for Children partnered with the Grand Prix festival to donate playground equipment to Children First, which provides care programs to underprivileged children and their families.

Philip Tavill, President & CEO

“Any time we get something new like that, the parents are excited because they see that their kids just love the playground so much,” Children First President and CEO, Philip Tavill, said.

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