Kade's Playground Fundraiser!Another successful fundraiser for Kade's Playground! With the help of the community, Pinot's Palette Arnold was able to make a large donation of over $1000 towards the new Bay of Naples Splash Zone.
Recently, we have had the luxury of hosting our second fundraiser for a wonderful cause. The help and support from our community has been so wonderful and allowed us to have 2 sold out events making for a large donation of over $1000 towards the construction of this wonderful park. The studio is very grateful that we have been able to be apart of this cause and help bring smiles to the children of Herculaneum and the surrounding area.
Childhood is a precious time for any child, but when a child’s days are limited on this earth their family and friends rally to make each moment count. Josh and Annette Bauman did just that for their son Kade. Kade was born with Mitochondrial Disease that causes many complications including seizures and global developmental delays. Kade’s parents dreamed of the day he could play on a playground like every other child. Unfortunately, typical playgrounds are not designed for most children and adults with disabilities and/or life critical illnesses. Kade, at the young age of 3, was called to Heaven last year on October 14th, 2011. His passing fueled both Josh and Annette‘s determination to bring a universally accessible playground to his community. Josh reached out to Natalie Blakemore, founder of Unlimited Play who has successfully completed 4 playgrounds in the area, and together along with a very dedicated Mayor, Park Board, and Fire Department it is happening for the community of Jefferson County.
Imagine a place where all children (with and without disabilities) can play side by side, a play environment where children can build confidence, strengthen muscles, exercise, and foster friendships. Yes, a state-of-the-art playground is coming!