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Junior League of Reno unveils “wheelchair swing” at playground – announces grant awards


35anniv_v1-300x147-3172270-1879541INSPIRATION STATION PLAYGROUND NEWS RELEASE – The Junior League of Reno will commemorate its 35th anniversary with a free event at Inspiration Station, an accessible playground in Reno. In 2013, the League officially opened Inspiration Station after nearly five years of fundraising and developing community partnerships. The playground has proven beneficial for families and children with limited accessibility.

Additionally, the League will unveil a new wheelchair swing to provide additional mobility options for children and parents. And to celebrate 35 years of giving, non-profit organizations across the region will receive up to $35,000 in grant funds from the League’s Community Enrichment Fund.

The event begins Saturday, May 31 at 11 a.m.

It’s held at Inspiration Station in Dick Taylor Memorial Park, 1301 Valley Road, in Reno

Founded in 1978, the Junior League of Reno, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, has a rich history of community involvement. Membership is comprised of a diverse group of female volunteers committed to building a better community through education, advocacy and volunteerism. Members are directly involved in local community projects intended to positively impact women and children. Current projects include the Dick Taylor Universally Accessible Playground, Nevada Discovery Museum, and Kids in the Kitchen. The League also supports local non-profit organizations through grants and service projects including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, and AWAKEN Inc. For more information about Junior League of Reno, visit www.jlreno.org

Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.