It was nonstop fun when supporters for the Center for Developmental Disabilities (CDD) competed in a cornhole tournament Oct. 3 at the Side Street Bar & Grill in Dingmans Ferry.
As child development experts know, play is serious business. That’s why the CDD is raising money, including through the tournament, to make its playground equipment more inclusive, so that children of all ability levels can play together.
Side Street regularly offers horseshoe pitching, so adding the cornhole tournament was a natural fit. Local veterans and firefighters were on hand to support CDD’s latest project. The lot was so full of cars, some people had to park two and three blocks away. People ate inside and outside, with bars serving participants both inside and outside.
Vicki McCabe, CDD’s family support specialist, said, “When I tour a family around CDD, I explain to them that we are a preschool with many different funding sources.” CDD partners with the Agency for Community Empowerment of NEPA (Head Start Program), Pre-K counts (the Delaware Valley School District), and the IU20 (Colonial Intermediate Unit). “We help families get funding from ELRC (Child Care Works), and they help fund the cost of their child’s preschool tuition,” said McCabe. “We offer an inclusion program serving typical children with expertise in serving children with developmental delays and disabilities.”
Call CDD at 570-296-3992 for more information.
How you can help
Contributions to the CDD’s new inclusive playground project may be made in three ways:
● Click the donate button at their website, cddkids.org.
● Come to the CDD (101 Pocono Drive, Milford), 9 a.m.-3:30 pm., and drop off a check or cash.
● Mail donations to CDD, 101 Pocono Drive, Milford, PA 18337/Attn: Playground.