Guest Blog: Connecting with communities

Hear from Stephani Victor, Paralympic gold medalist and Together We Play™ essay contest judge, as she makes her way through the piles of amazing essay submissions.

I am deeply moved by all of the essays I have read and feel equally inspired by the expansive vision of so many applicants and their ability to identify and address their community’s needs. I feel a great sense of pride for our country and, as an athlete for Team USA, have had the privilege to travel all over the U.S. Judging this inclusive playground contest has felt like journey back to so many places I have visited. Now I have a chance to connect with those communities in a meaningful way as I read about their dreams to bring inclusive play for all to their community. I am really grateful to share in this magnificent project to make dreams a reality.

3 thoughts on “Guest Blog: Connecting with communities

  1. Thank you for sharing of your experiences as a judge. The City of Lewiston, Maine, has been so excited to apply for an inclusive playground. It is sorely needed, and we stand amazed at the possibilities it could render within our community.

  2. I am so excited to see so many different cities have applied! The experience of applying for this opportunity has made me feel so lucky already. Now, knowing that there are so many other cities coming together to meet the same goal has made me feel even more motivated! The world is moving toward a better place! Thank you to Stephani Victor and all the other judges for their time and commitment to make the world a little more fun for EVERYONE.I am so excited to see so many different cities have applied! The experience of applying for this opportunity has made me feel so lucky already. Now, knowing that there are so many other communities coming together to meet the same goal has made me feel even more motivated! The world is moving toward a better place! Thank you to Stephani Victor and all the other judges for their time and commitment to make the world a little more fun for EVERYONE.

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