One school district was presented a $150,000 check to upgrade its playground equipment.
The big check was given to the Springdale School District Thursday by the Blue & You Foundation, an organization whose mission is for a healthier Arkansas starting with elementary children.
School Health Coordinator Mary Miller said this money will go towards redoing five different playgrounds in five different schools in the city.
“We’ve had to tear in recent years some old unsafe equipment and we feel strongly that the kids need that time outside to play, to get exercise, to be creative and enjoy the outdoors,” Miller said.
Miller said the school district hopes to create a healthier community with the new play ground equipment.