Colts team up with volunteers to build playground on Community Tuesday

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- The Indianapolis Colts and some their community partners are coming together to build a playground for an elementary school on the city’s southeast side on Tuesday.

More than 100 volunteers will be at Paul Miller Elementary to help assemble the new playground equipment in just a matter of hours.

The volunteers will begin building at 10 a.m. and the project will be complete by 2 p.m.

Some of the playground equipment currently at Paul Miller Elementary is about 15 years old.

School leaders say not only is the currently playground outdated, there’s not enough of it. Currently, only three classes can be on the playground at once.

That number will increase as a result of the extra recreational space this project is creating. Students at the school say they can’t wait to test out their new playground.

“We’ve gone through a lot of transitions, but as far as the new things coming in it’s kind of been slow. So this is just a great opportunity for our students to have new equipment to play on,” said Daria Parham, principal at Paul Miller Elementary School.

School leaders worked with the Colts to come up with the design of this new play space.

Paul Miller Elementary serves several students with disabilities, and there will be pieces of equipment that are wheelchair accessible.

In addition to all the volunteers, Colts players Quan Bray, Curt Maggitt, Erik Walden, Trevor Bates, Mike Miller and Matthias Farley will also help.

The Colts are partnering with then following organizations for this year’s playground build: IPS School 114, Lucas Oil Products, Ingredion Incorporated, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, IPL and Republic Services will join with Rebuilding Together Indianapolis and Sinclair Recreation.

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