The Irish Channel is poised to take our next step in providing quality recreational opportunities for our neighborhood youth, and we hope you will join us in this exciting opportunity.
Over the past two years, the Irish Channel has focused on improving recreational opportunities for our children. This has led to several positive steps forward such as the creation of a Booster Club for Lyons Center & Burke Park and NORD’s re-introduction of athletic programs at these parks. These efforts have brought several neighborhood groups together, building increased momentum for improved neighborhood recreational opportunities.
Neighborhood park enhancement is a cornerstone of this growing effort. Kicking off the enhancement of Burke Park/Clay Square, The Chris Paul Foundation, the Hornets, and Helm Paint partnered to repaint the Basketball Courts. The Lyons-Burke Boosters worked with the City of New Orleans to repair the basketball court lights so we can now play basketball into the evening. Our next step in upgrading Burke Park/Clay Square is the installation of new, high-quality playground equipment, and we need your help to make this step a success
A community partnership spearheaded by the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association has been awarded a playground makeover by national playground non-profit KABOOM!. With generous corporate sponsorship by the J. Willard Marriott and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, we are scheduled to build a state of the art play area at Burke Park/Clay Playground on Friday, August 27, 2010.
While the corporate sponsor covers the costs of the play equipment, we neighborhood partners are asked to contribute volunteers, tools, and other supplies. Additionally, our community partnership must contribute $7,500 by July 27th. These funds will cover our portion of the costs for the playground.
Please support our efforts by donating toward this community fund. You can click to donate via Paypal on the main page. We also welcome raffle items for our upcoming fundraiser and/or Build Day volunteer appreciation raffle. If you would like more details please do not hesitate to contact us.
Quality recreational opportunities are a benefit to the entire neighborhood, improving the overall quality of life for all of us. We hope we can count on you to help us move our neighborhood forward. Your gifts and/or donations to the Burke/Clay Playground are tax deductible. The Irish Channel Neighborhood Association is the fiduciary sponsor and the tax ID number is: 72-1333677. But more importantly, your contribution will go directly toward providing a tangible improvement to our neighborhood that will enhance our community pride for years to come.
We look forward to hearing from you soon and hope that you join us in making Burke Park/Clay Square a true gem in the Irish Channel.
Irish Channel Neighborhood Association Lyons Burke Boosters
Irish Channel Christian Fellowship Rachel Sims Baptist Mission