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Brentwood Rotary Clubs present city with $550K check for inclusive playground

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The Brentwood Rotary Clubs presented a check for $550,000 Monday night to the Brentwood City Commission to go toward the inclusive playground being built at Granny White Park. 

Betsy Crossley, president of the Brentwood Noon Rotary Club, addressed the commissioners to explain the gift. As a former commissioner and mayor, Crossley said she found it strange to be standing on the other side of the podium.  

“We have something very special tonight,” she said. “This is a presentation of a public-private partnership with citizens working to bring an inclusive playground to fruition.” 

Crossley then explained that an inclusive playground is where everyone can play equally, no matter their ability. Children of diverse abilities will have the freedom to play with their families and peers.  

Sarah Johnson, a Brentwood Noon Rotary Club member, presented the check alongside Chris and Miles Peck, whose foundation, the Miles for Miles Foundation, donated $350,000 for naming rights of the new playground.  

“I’m so honored to be a part of making this playground a reality,” Johnson said. “The Miles for Miles Foundation stepped up in a big way.”  

“We chose the name Miles Together for Miles Peck,” Chris Peck said while his son, Miles, stood at his side with a bright smile.  

Each commissioner took time during their comments to personally thank the Rotary Clubs.  

To learn more about the inclusive playground and see a full list of sponsors, visit www.brentwoodinclusiveplayground.org.  

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