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Shire's Project Playground Gives Boost to Philadelphia
Date:3/20/2009

PHILADELPHIA, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter hailed Shire's Project Playground as a model of city-private partnership on Friday before more than one hundred children, parents and teachers from the Feltonville neighborhood at a community celebration for the $165,000 playground makeover at Feltonville Recreation Center.

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Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company with major operations in suburban Chester County, also announced a three-year, $100,000 funding commitment to the City Department of Recreation.

"This is what I mean when we talk about a regional effort," said Nutter. "Shire is making a real impact in this city."

Project Playground includes a state-of-the-art play area that replaced an outdated, 20 year-old took structure, a new basketball court and handball wall, and new landscaping and sidewalks. It only six months to complete, while most similar projects usually take at least a year.

Shire's enthusiasm for the project was contagious. It motivated Sherwin-Williams to donate paint for representatives of City Year, a Philadelphia non-profit service organization, to re-finish the iron fence that surrounds the facility and create a mural on the handball wall.

"Helping people is what we do at Shire, and this initiative is a tangible way to illustrate how much our 700 Philadelphia-area employees care about communities across the greater Philadelphia region, " said Mike Yasick, senior vice president at Shire.

Most weeks, more than 500 children use the Feltonville Recreation Center, where they p
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