H-OCEANO

Dec 10, 2011 9:30 PM by Kathy Kuretich

Volunteers build a playground in a day

The Boys and Girls Club in Oceano, will likely be a favorite spot for kids after the installation of a new playground, Saturday.
PG&E donated more than $73-thousand dollars for the project and brought along more than a hundred employees to help.
Dozens from the San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Department, many parents and neighbors, also rolled up their sleeves to help build the playground in just one day.
"Everything happened today, before that it was just a dirt hole," said South San Luis Obispo County Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Moyses Muguira.
They partnered with KaBOOM, a national non-profit who's goal is to ensure every child in North America is within walking distance to a playground.
"This community has been amazing and working night and day. This one day event has taken more than one day... it's actually been six weeks in the making," said Naudy Martinez of KaBOOM.
Besides erecting an impressive playground complete with rock climbing wall and twisty slide... the volunteers put together two shading structures, four planter benches, one outdoor classroom, two murals, mixed 18-thousand pounds of concrete, and moved 105 yards of mulch.
PG&E picked up the tab.
"The bigger contribution is the turnout. This is a sea of blue (volunteers wearing PG&E t-shirts) here, and we're really pleased to be able to help the community here in Oceano," said John Conway, Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer for PG&E.
"It means so much to see the community come together and help do something for the kids in this town," said Muguira.
PG&E is also donating another $130-thousand dollars for playgrounds in Santa Rosa and Fresno.

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