Royals to build new wheelchair accessible playgrounds

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The Kansas City Royals will use some of the money generated from the 2012 All-Star game to build two new playgrounds that are accessible to those wheelchairs. The playgrounds are expected to be built in Independence and Olathe, allowing children with special needs to get out and play ball.

The Royals hope to break ground in a couple of weeks, weather permitting and hope to have children enjoying the playgrounds by the end of the year.

The Royals, in partnership with Variety Kansas City and Cal Ripken, are scheduled to make a presentation at Kauffman Stadium Thursday morning. FOX 4’s Matt Stewart spoke with keynote speaker and 12-time Paralympic gold medalist Jessica Long. Follow her on Twitter: @JessicaLong.

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