HomeNews & Events ­ News Archive ­ Resurgens Orthopaedics’ Foundation donates special-needs playgrounds in Johns Creek

Resurgens Orthopaedics’ Foundation donates special-needs playgrounds in Johns Creek

June 06, 2015

playground equipmentThe Johns Creek City Council on June 1 recognized the Resurgens Orthopaedics’ Charitable Foundation for its $30,000 donation to the City for playground equipment for children with disabilities.

At the City Council regular meeting, Mayor Mike Bodker presented a certificate of appreciation to Dr. Joseph Chandler, the foundation’s executive director.

“Johns Creek is dedicated to providing quality services to all of our citizens, including people with special needs,” Bodker said later. “Resurgens Orthopaedics’ Charitable Foundation is helping us meet that goal. What better way for us to improve people’s lives than to provide a playground for youngsters of all ages and abilities.”

Established in 2001, Resurgens Orthopaedics’ Charitable Foundation provides grants to metro-Atlanta organizations for specially designed playground equipment for kids with special needs.  For more information about Resurgens Charitable Foundation, visit www.resurgensfoundation.com.

The special equipment will be installed at playgrounds at Newtown Park and at Ocee Park. The City will pay for installation, estimated to be about $7,000. The projects should be completed in late summer. 

Johns Creek was recognized in May as a Special Needs Certified City, making it the largest the municipality in Georgia with that designation. The certification was awarded by Special Needs Certified, a social enterprise that focuses on educating employees on understanding, engaging, and serving residents with special needs.