The town of Brighton and the Brighton Kiwanis Club held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Sway Fun Inclusive Glider, on July 9 at the Brighton Kiwanis playground located behind the Brighton Town Hall.
Supervisor William Moehle extended his appreciation to the Brighton Kiwanis for donating the Sway Fun Inclusive Glider, which makes play accessible to all.
The Sway Fun Inclusive Glider is a wheelchair-accessible glider that allows for 100 percent inclusive playground fun and allows wheelchair-bound and able children shared play opportunities. The benefit of inclusive playground components is to promote active play and can help kids build decision and problem solving skills. As kids play, they develop social abilities, enhance their communication skills and receive physical benefit of gross motor skill activity and exercise.
The Brighton Aktion Club, a service club for adults living with disabilities, affiliated locally with CP Rochester, first came up with the idea for a piece of inclusive playground equipment and then held a year-long fundraiser selling over $2,000 worth of hand-crafted magnets. The Brighton High School Key Club and the University of Rochester Circle K service clubs — along with Brighton Kiwanis members — aided the Aktion Club in this endeavor.