On Jan. 13, it was announced that Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital has given a $10,000 grant to the Riverside Intermediate School community in Fishers. Funds are scheduled to go toward building a playground for upper-elementary school students.
According to a press release, the project is being spearheaded by the Riverside Intermediate PTO. The PTO group is still seeking additional sponsorships to underwrite the new $45,000 parkour-style, challenge course and play space.
“It’s the first piece of a much larger project that will give our students more options for physical activity. We are so grateful for the generosity of IU Health Saxony Hospital,” stated Danielle Chastain, principal of Riverside Intermediate School in a news release to Current.
Joy Davis, Customer Experience & Community Engagement Manager for IU Health Suburban Indianapolis Region stated in the release that IU Health Saxony Hospital is thrilled to partner with Riverside Intermediate School to provide a safe and intentional area for the students to play.
“Part of our mission in Hamilton County is to increase physical activity among residents of all ages, and this was the perfect opportunity to encourage greater physical activity for students at Riverside Intermediate,” Davis stated.
For more, visit hse.k12.in.us/resources/pdf/rsi/hot_topics/sponsorship.pdf.