Annual ball game raises funds for park project


Making parks accessible is the goal

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Oscar Dodds dribbles the ball up the court after pulling down a rebound in the third annual Community Outreach Basketball Game.

Oscar Dodds dribbles the ball up the court after pulling down a rebound in the third annual Community Outreach Basketball Game.


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Reyna Recinos celebrates after scoring in the Community Outreach Basketball game.


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The Logan County Braves and first responders pose for picture after the game.


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With Kaleidoscope Park in Bellefontaine expected to come down the week of March 10, efforts continue to raise funds for more inclusive playgrounds in Logan County.

The Logan County Board of DD held the third annual Community Outreach Basketball Game featuring local first responders and members of the Logan County Braves Special Olympics Basketball Team on March 12 at Bellefontaine Middle School. The gym was packed as the Braves and volunteers from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Bellefontaine Police Department, the Bellefontaine Fire Department and the Russells Point Police Department combined to score more than 125 points in the game!

In addition, the Discovery Center Preschool, Logan County Braves and Bellefontaine High School Cheerleaders showed their spirit on the sidelines and performed a dance at halftime.

All donations and proceeds from T-shirt sales and concessions at the game go toward the Come Play at the Peak Project, which is raising money to rebuild Kaleidoscope Park as a playground accessible to children of all abilities and supplement other parks in Logan County with accessible equipment.

The Bellefontaine Rotary Club and Bellefontaine Kiwanis Club held a donation challenge at the door. The Rotary Club avenged last year’s last minute loss by raising more than $1100, for a challenge total of over $1,600 in donations.

The event was sponsored by Reliant Mechanical, the Law Office of Joe Bader, RTC Industries and Employment Services, along with the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs.

Oscar Dodds dribbles the ball up the court after pulling down a rebound in the third annual Community Outreach Basketball Game.
https://www.weeklycurrents.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2019/03/web1_Photo1-1.jpgOscar Dodds dribbles the ball up the court after pulling down a rebound in the third annual Community Outreach Basketball Game. Submitted photos

Reyna Recinos celebrates after scoring in the Community Outreach Basketball game.
https://www.weeklycurrents.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2019/03/web1_Photo2-1.jpgReyna Recinos celebrates after scoring in the Community Outreach Basketball game. Submitted photos

The Logan County Braves and first responders pose for picture after the game.
https://www.weeklycurrents.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2019/03/web1_Photo3.jpgThe Logan County Braves and first responders pose for picture after the game. Submitted photos
Making parks accessible is the goal

Submitted story

Submitted by the Logan County Board of DD.

Submitted by the Logan County Board of DD.