Ring Students Donate Funds For Playground Equipment

Ring Elementary School students recently donated $600 to help purchase new playground equipment.

Since 2011, the Parent and Teachers Association along with the families and staff of C.C. Ring School have been busy raising money to create a play space for younger students. The school’s current play area has become overcrowded by the nearly 500 students in pre-kindergarten through fourth grades. A majority of that play equipment is not suitable for children under the age of 5, which prohibits the pre-kindergarten students from using it.

A variety of fundraisers, such as a Walk for Roadrunner Pride and a charity auction have contributed to the estimated $75,000 project. Student contributions have also aided in the cost of the project.

Ben, Nate and Zach Cornell, students at Ring School, were able to raise more than $600 this past fall for the project by asking friends and neighbors to donate.

The C.C. Ring Primary Project Committee established a pass-through fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation to collect charitable donations for expenses related to the project. Tax-deductible donations may be made to the C.C. Ring Primary Playground Fund and mailed to the foundation’s office, 418 Spring St., Jamestown.

For more information about the project and upcoming fundraising events, visit www.jamestownpublicschools.org and follow the link to Ring School’s homepage.