Adaptive Playground Opens in Wyomissing, Pa., July 7

I Am Able playgroundBerks County children with physical and mental disabilities are invited to participate in the IM ABLE Foundation’s first Get Up and Move Day at Opportunity House’s new adaptive playground. The event will take place at Opportunity House from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7.

IM ABLE Foundation, Gilmore-Henne Community Fund, Berks Youth in Action and Opportunity House installed the playground on June 23 to provide recreation opportunities for children who attend the Learning Center at Opportunity House and for children with disabilities throughout the county.

The playground was designed by Andy Cush, of General Recreation, to accommodate children of all abilities.

“This playground, which will be open to the public and is the only one of its kind in this area, represents a unique opportunity for children of all abilities to come and play together as equals,” said Chris Kaag, founder and executive director of the Wyomissing, Pa.–based IM ABLE Foundation. “I’ve spent my adult life helping individuals with disabilities redefine their preconceived limitations. This project will serve as another invaluable tool in that endeavor.”

The IM ABLE Foundation resources, grants, fitness opportunities and motivation to help people with disabilities remain physically active.

For more information visit the organization’s Web site.