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West Jordan Journal

Balloons Recognize Donors, Honor Sierra Newbold

Dec 12, 2014 08:46AM ● By Sherry Sorensen

Ray Childs from Comcast presents West Jordan Mayor Kim Rolfe with a donation to help pay for the Sierra Newbold Playground. Photo courtesy of the City of West Jordan

Comcast Cares recently presented a check for more than $17,000 to the City of West Jordan.

In turn, the West Jordan Exchange Club presented company representatives with a metal balloon cluster for the donor wall at the Sierra Newbold Playground.

“We can’t thank Comcast enough for participating with the residents of our city through the Comcast Cares, I Love West Jordan Day,” Mayor Kim Rolfe said. “In the rain, I thought no one was going to show. Instead, we had the greatest turnout in event history.”

The money, donated on behalf of more than 1,100 volunteers that participated in the service event this past April, will be used to offset the costs of the new all-abilities playground located at the Ron Wood Regional Park.
Metal balloons, to be mounted on the donor wall at the Sierra Newbold Playground, are presented to Comcast and the City of West Jordan for their part in funding the new play area.

 “The playground is dedicated to one of our young citizens, 6-year-old Sierra Newbold, who was murdered. The playground is named for her in honor of all children so that they can fly and reach their potential,” said Doug Diamond, former exchange club president.

Both Comcast and the City of West Jordan received balloon clusters in recognition of their significant contributions to the park.

Donations for the park are still being collected through the West Jordan Police Department. Three balloon sizes are available depending on the contribution amount.

“Our goal is to fill that wall with balloons, symbolizing the freedom that children should have,” Diamond said.