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$40K playground donated to Detroit elementary school

Posted: 6:34 AM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-09 06:34:14-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — More than 500 students at Coleman A. Young Elementary in Detroit now have a new place to play.

A $40,000 playground was unveiled to the students Tuesday, and that wasn't their only surprise – the Detroit Lions' Darius Slay was there for the dedication.

The principal says the playground will make a big difference in the neighborhood.

"What we needed was a place for the kids to play," Principal Melissa Scott said. "It's here and we're happy."

The playground was paid for by Wicked Awesome Wishes, a nonprofit founded by Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men.