From the Desk of the CEO
The NSG experience has been a once in a lifetime experience. We’ve been able to work with the best clients and people Nashville and the nation has to offer. If you’ve ever talked to me, you’ll know that NSG’s success has allowed us to help develop our community. We have been able to reach out and support nonprofits, client’s families, and so much more. I wanted to take this month’s newsletter as an opportunity to introduce a project that is dear to myself, NSG, and our Hendersonville community.
Mary’s Magical Place is a project of the Hendersonville Rotary Foundation (a 501c3) in Hendersonville, TN that is raising money to build an all-inclusive playground. The project was launched in honor of Mary McAuley who passed away at fourteen years old. You can read the touching story here, the story of a young girl who lived a life full of love and joy despite her disabilities.
The goal of this playground is to create a play space where able-bodied children can play alongside their siblings with special needs, where mobility challenged adults can participate alongside their children or grandchildren. This playground will have smooth surfaces throughout with either pour-in place rubber surfacing, artificial turf, or concrete walking paths. There will be a wheelchair swing, a glider, and an ability whirl, all of which can be used without a person leaving their wheelchair. The primary play structure will have ramps throughout that all people can enjoy.
The city of Hendersonville has designated land at Veteran’s Park as the location for Mary’s Magical Place. With approximately 11,000 square feet of play space this park is gearing up to be an amazing place for families to play regardless of abilities. Since its inception in October 2015 NSG has been deeply involved in supporting this project.
The program has raised $480,000 so far and is hoping to raise over $750,000 by October 31st of this year. If you would like to donate to the park you can do so right here. If your organization would like to consider being a sponsor or if you have any questions about the project, please reach out as I would love to discuss it with you further.
It is community driven projects like these that NSG considers itself lucky to be involved in, because without this community, we would not exist. We are thankful that we are fortunate enough to give back to this wonderful place we call home.