Playground upgrade possible

Grant for Keating School playground is still available

The Keating Home and School Association Playground Committee still has two more chances to try and win a grant from Aviva Insurance’s Community Fund Program.

The program sees the company donate thousands of dollars each year to winners selected from hundreds of submitted proposals.

Trisha Oates, one of the parents on the Keating committee, said the playground structures at Keating are in major need of an overhaul.

“The playgound is in desperate need of fixing up, so applying for this money was a great opportunity for us to possibly be able to fund the upgrades on our own,” Oates said. “The playground isn’t just for the school, it’s for the good of our community so this would be a great thing to win.”

Oates also noted the committee hopes to go green if they win the grant.

“(If we win) we are hoping to naturalize the playground with an emphasis on green space for nature play and learning,” she said. “It would be a huge asset for the school as well as the community.”

Supporters have until Nov. 5 to vote online for their choice of who will win the grant. Those who wish to vote for the Keating Home and School Association’s proposal can visit and click on the vote link. One vote per person per day is allowed.