Hudson, Wis. – Hudson Hospital Foundation will host its first Play Date Saturday, Sept. 14, at Weitkamp Park in Hudson. The free event – from 9 a.m. to noon – will celebrate Literacy Month and include storytelling, snacks, games and music. All are welcome.
Tessa Boury, development officer with Hudson Hospital Foundation, said. “We’re excited to celebrate with families and the community the importance of reading, singing and playing, and can’t think of a better place to do that than in Weitkamp Park.”
In 2016, Hudson Hospital Foundation raised funds to purchase and build Hudson’s first all-inclusive universal playground at Weitkamp Park. Universal playgrounds are built to promote integrated play for all children, including those with special needs. The playgrounds are designed to meet seven guiding principles: fair, included, smart, independent, safe, active and comfortable. Weitkamp Park is located at 648 O'Neil Road, Hudson.
Hudson Hospital Foundation is also a supporter of The Little Free Library, the Hudson-based nonprofit organization that aims to inspire a love of reading, build community, and spark creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. The organization is celebrating 10 years of Little Free Libraries this year.
Play Date attendees are encouraged to bring gently used children’s books to the Sept. 14 event to stock the Little Free Library at Weitkamp Park.
Hudson Hospital Foundation is a nonprofit organization that serves the community by raising funds to support Hudson Hospital & Clinic, as well as other local health-related projects. Hudson Hospital Foundation provides philanthropic opportunities, support and direction to Hudson Hospital & Clinic and its community to further advance exceptional and personalized health care services.