The Ralph C. Wilson Junior Foundation comes through again for Western New York communities.

4-acres of land in East Aurora at the Rural Outreach Center will soon have something called a “Play Path” according to NEWS 4 Buffalo (WIVB-TV).

What is "Play Path"? It’s basically described as a life-sized board game for kids,  designed with the help of kids and it will hopefully be ready to go by August of this year.

The Rural Outreach Center received $50,000 from the Ralph C. Wilson Junior Foundation in partnership with Kaboom’s built-to-play initiative.

Kenny Arnold an industrial designer says the space will give kids an opportunity to connect with the environment in a unique way...

“There’s a number of interactions that all basically will be some things to climb on, sightseeing stations to do some bird watching, looking at ways of learning about the flora and fauna of the local ecosystem and these will be dotted around the property so they’ll be accessible by walking, by bicycle and will be a permanent fixture on their site as they develop their property in the next year.”

 

The Rural Outreach Center isn't the only one to benefit from the donation from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr Foundation.  Houghton College and the Chautauqua Institution are among other recipients of grant money.

In total, one million dollars was awarded to communities in both Western New York and Southeast Michigan.

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