A playground is coming to Stamford's West Beach in honor of Jesse Lewis.
"It's going to be named after one of the angels, Jesse Lewis," said Bill Lavin, "And it's going to be in his favorite color and all the things that he loved."
The Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play Foundation is building 26 playgrounds to remember the children and educators who lost their lives in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.
During the month of March, Stamford's 20 public schools took part in raising "pennies for playgrounds." Each school collected funds in different ways, all with the common goal of gifting another playground to another city or town.
"So the idea is to build 26 playgrounds along the coast of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut," said Lavin.
New Jersey firefighter and founder of the foundation, Bill Lavin stopped by several schools in Stamford Monday. One was Springdale Elementary. There, Lavin and other foundation members, thanked students for their fundraising efforts.
"The Sandy Ground Project: Where Angels Play is here because of your efforts and all the efforts of the kids," said Lavin. "So you really are changing the world and can do so many remarkable things."
Springdale raised almost $500 for the foundation. District-wide and community totals are still being tallied.
The playground build for Jesse Lewis is set for May 2 and the grand opening is May 4. For more details, see below this video story.
May 2 is the volunteer build day for Jesse Lewis' playground at West Beach, starting at 10 a.m.
For more information, visit http://www.whereangelsplayfoundation.org or http://www.thesandygroundproject.org