All Abilities Playground Update


A donation for the Rotary All-Abilities Playground by Lyle and Sandra Froese, members of the McKinney Sunrise Rotary Club, will honor daughter Janet Nelson and her children Nathaniel and Allison Tinglov.

The family presented a check for $4,000 to be added to a previous $1,000 gift for a total of $5,000 to Juli Smith, President of the McKinney Sunrise Rotary Club at the club’s weekly meeting on Wednesday, Dec 7. A plaque with the names of the honorees will be placed when the playground is built and dedicated in late 2017 at Bonnie Wenk Park in west McKinney.

Lyle, Sandi and Janet are educators who have worked with children and teens, including those with special needs. Janet is currently a school counselor at Wolford Elementary School in McKinney. Sandi, who retired as a Sherman ISD school administrator, is self-employed as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in McKinney. Lyle, who is also retired, was a former Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the Sherman ISD and Region 10 ESC.

Nathaniel and Allison attended McKinney schools K-12 and are graduates of McKinney High School. Allison is currently in Zug, Switzerland as a Rotary Youth Exchange student.

The Rotary All-Abilities Playground is a joint project between the McKinney Rotary Club, McKinney Sunrise Rotary Club and McKinney Sunset (satellite) Rotary Club, and will be constructed and maintained by the city of McKinney.  It is estimated to cost $560,000 upon completion in 2017. The amount raised to date is over $418,500.

For more information or to make a donation, e-mail Juli Smith, President of the McKinney Sunrise Rotary Club at (, Steve Mitas, President of the McKinney Sunrise Rotary Foundation at (, or Daniel Kistner, President of the McKinney Rotary Club at (

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