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Windmill Playground gets hard-hitting benefactor
Premier-level sponsor hits virtual ‘home run’ with donation
PROSPER (February 6, 2012) Windmill Playground, the community-build playground set for construction in mid-May at Prosper’s Frontier Park, has acquired an additional sponsor at the Premier level, the highest level of support, from Torii and Katrina Hunter, according to Linda Guthrie, community volunteer and co-chair of the Windmill Playground fund-raising committee.
A resident of Prosper, Torii Hunter is a professional baseball player who currently plays outfield for the Los Angeles Angels.
“Torii and Katrina Hunter and their children have stepped up through their association with the Torii Hunter Project to demonstrate their commitment to both the Prosper community as a whole and to the young residents of our Town. We are extremely appreciative of their donation, and we’re proud of the playground’s connection to the Hunters,” said Guthrie.
The Torii Hunter Project, established and partially funded by the Hunters, is a national foundation dedicated to affording a comprehensive, long-term impact on youth in need through four focus areas: sports, community, education, and wellness.
Windmill Playground now counts on four Premier level sponsors with Baylor Medical Center at McKinney, Market Street Grocers and Superscapes joining the Hunters at that category.
“The Hunter’s donation brings us ever closer to our goal, but we’re not quite there yet. We’re still accepting donations at every level, including large and small contributors, as well as component gifts,” she said. Component gifts are donations earmarked specifically for playground components that cannot be built on-site, such as slides, merry-go-rounds, tilt seats, metal swing sets, rope ladders and other manufactured elements of a playground.
Volunteers are also being solicited for the build week, May 14-19. Carpenters, general workers, assistants, supporters and others will be needed for the project. In all, planners are looking for some 2,000 volunteers to help during various parts of the build. The Hunter family has committed to assisting where practical with the construction of the playground and they plan on actively participating in the grand opening once the playground is complete.
The Windmill Playground web site is http://www.windmillplayground.com, where donors and volunteers can get more information.
ABOUT THE TOWN OF PROSPER – The Town of Prosper is a fast-growing suburb with small town charm, located 30 miles north of Dallas at the crossroads of U.S. 380, Preston Road and the Dallas North Tollway in Collin and Denton Counties. Prosper sits on 27 square miles and is home to more than 10,000 people. A home-rule municipality, governed by a council-manager form of government, the town has full-time fire and police departments, including its own dispatch service. As the Town grows to its projected build-out population of 90,000 residents, Prosper’s vision is to remain a “Place Where Everyone Matters.”