Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION No. ____





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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Taylor Reuille.



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Introduced

Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Taylor Reuille.

    Whereas, When 11 year old Taylor Reuille realized that there were many children with disabilities in her community who couldn't play on the existing playgrounds, she and her mother, Casey Booher, found a solution to the problem;

    Whereas, They discovered that a "boundless playground" offered amazing play opportunities for children with physical, sensory, developmental, and cognitive disabilities;

    Whereas, Four years in the making, the first boundless playground in Indiana opened in Kreager Park on the east side of Fort Wayne on Friday, June 10, 2011;

    Whereas, With the creation of this playground, Taylor Reuille's dream of a playground where all children could play together became a reality;

    Whereas, This new facility that provides play equipment for children of all abilities was brought about by the tireless work of Taylor Reuille and her family, who personally raised $10,000 through community and school fundraising;

    Whereas, With the help of the community, the city, and donations from other sources, Taylor was able to raise over $1,000,000 needed to build the playground;

    Whereas, The playground features a revolutionary accessible surface called Playground Grass, a soft, grass-like

surface that, combined with a padded sub-surface, provides a safety rating to fall heights of 12 feet;

    Whereas, This new playground creates opportunities not only for children with disabilities, but also for their parents and grandparents, providing accessible equipment that gives many parents and grandparents the chance to play with their children; and

    Whereas, Through the work of Taylor Reuille, we are able to recognize the importance of giving all children the opportunity to play together, providing them with a sense of inclusiveness and interaction: Therefore,

    Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly recognizes the tremendous effort and dedication of Taylor Reuille in working to establish a boundless playground that enables children with disabilities to feel included in their community and enjoy the simple pleasures afforded them by this amazing new playground.
    SECTION 2. That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Taylor Reuille and her family.