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Variety and Royals Charities to unveil new adaptive playground Tuesday

Royals Charities contributed funds to build special outdoor playground in Leawood, Kansas

Variety Children's Charity of Greater Kansas City, along with the Royals and Royals Charities, will unveil a new adaptive playground in Leawood, Kan. The opening of the new playground will take place after a dedication ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The playground and ceremony are located at Leawood City Park, 10601 Lee Blvd., Leawood, Kan.

Variety Children's Charity of Greater Kansas City, along with the Royals and Royals Charities, will unveil a new adaptive playground in Leawood, Kan. The opening of the new playground will take place after a dedication ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The playground and ceremony are located at Leawood City Park, 10601 Lee Blvd., Leawood, Kan.

The all-inclusive playground has been designed so both children and adults can play together regardless of their physical or mental abilities. Last year, Royals Charities granted $60,000 to the non-profit organization through the Royals Charities grant program. The organizations have partnered on various other projects throughout the last few years including adaptive baseball/softball fields and clinics. 

"Royals Charities is behind so many of the inclusive efforts that have made the Kansas City area a nationwide leader in inclusive living," said Variety of Kansas City Executive Director Deb Wiebrecht. "Once again, Royals Charities has partnered with Variety KC on a project benefiting all kids in our area. Variety KC is grateful for the generosity and compassion repeatedly demonstrated by Royals Charities, truly believing all kids should 'Be Active, Be Social and Belong!'" 

About Variety - The Children's Charity:

Variety is a volunteer-driven organization with 53 active chapters worldwide, committed to bettering the quality of life for special needs children. Funds raised by Variety KC benefit children right here in Kansas City. The Variety mobility program responds to individual requests from families of children needing special assistance. Help has included wheelchairs, mobility equipment and communication devices, inclusion and more. For more information, please visit www.varietykc.org.  

About Royals Charities:

Created in 2001, Royals Charities strives to support children, education, youth baseball/softball, and military in and around the Kansas City area. The foundation accomplishes this mission through financial donations, as well as in-kind support, including memorabilia, tickets and publicity. Under the leadership of the Glass family, Royals Charities has donated more than $12.5 million dollars in grants since its inception and in 2016 donated $2 million to 135 Kansas City area organizations. For more information visit www.royals.com/royalscharities.

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