West Mifflin park, Ryan Hacke Memorial Playground to benefit from 'Heart' program
West Mifflin Community Park and its Ryan Hacke Memorial Playground have been selected for special attention from Macy's department stores in the Waterfront and Century III Mall.
From Friday through March 31, customers at the two Macy's locations can donate $1 or more to the “Heart Your Park” program with proceeds benefiting that park and playground.
Macy's will match customer donations at those stores dollar for dollar up to $250,000, for a possible $500,000 grant to the community park along Bettis Road and the playground within it.
West Mifflin's new recreation director Anthony DiCenzo said the borough is excited about the increased awareness and funding the facilities will get.
On May 18, 1998, the playground was dedicated to the memory of Ryan, a 14-month-old West Mifflin boy shot to death in West Homestead on Jan. 11, 1997 as his parents were taking him home from a visit with relatives.
The “Heart Your Park” program is part of Macy's “Secret Garden” campaign that seeks to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country.
The West Mifflin playground is one of more than 550 parks nationwide that will benefit from the program this spring.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or email@example.com.
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