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Chamber’s Leadership Reno Sparks 2013 class begins construction of therapeutic playground

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CHAMBER MEDIA ADVISORY

TheChamberlogo WHO:            The Chamber’s Leadership Reno Sparks 2013 Class
Marvin Picollo School

WHAT:

The Chamber’s Leadership Reno Sparks Class of 2013 will officially break ground at Marvin Picollo and begin construction on a newly designed therapeutic preschool playground. The new playground will greatly enhance support for students by providing opportunities for physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational leisure and social skills.

A special needs school like Marvin Picollo is unique in that there are few school districts in the nation that accommodate the public school education and exercise needed for special youth to enjoy cognitive development.

Each year, the Chamber’s LRS class chooses a special project that focuses on addressing community needs. The LRS Class of 2013 has elected to rebuild a therapeutic playground for the pre-school students at Marvin Picollo School, a public school within the Washoe County School District that addresses cognitive development for special needs youth.

With an enrollment of approximately 120 students, Marvin Picollo requires special accommodations as many of the students require wheelchairs and other special equipment to assist mobility. As it approaches its 40th year in service, the school is in need of modification and improvement of its playground to serve its current and future pre-school students enrolled at this unique school.

WHEN:          Wednesday, June 19, at 11 a.m.

WHERE:       Marvin Picollo School

900 Foothill Road, Reno

About Leadership Reno Sparks

The Leadership Reno Sparks (LRS) program is a comprehensive program designed to increase knowledge and awareness of issues and challenges facing our community, helping to prepare graduates to become stronger leaders. The vision is to be a highly valued and respected program recognized for the quality and diversity of its members, who remain committed to improving our region through ongoing education, awareness and involvement.

For more information about The Chamber, our leadership programs or ordering tickets for the event, please visit www.TheChamberNV.org or call 775.636.9550.

About the Chamber

The Chamber of Commerce is a regional chamber composed of businesses, individuals and organizations that are united for the sole purpose of furthering the interests of our members and the northern Nevada region.

We are governed by a professional board of over 50 directors from the Reno Sparks area who work on behalf of our business community to improve our quality of life. We are dedicated to providing service to visitors and travelers as well as our business community.

We provide a wide array of services and programs for local businesses and promote our region by providing tourism and visitor information. We also provide a wide range of community resources for our members and the general public.

For more information about The Chamber, please visit www.TheChamberNV.org or call 775.636.9550.

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