Bascomb Elementary School Wins National Grant to Install Playground Sun Shade
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Bascomb Elementary School is home to a new playground sun shade thanks to a National grant!
The school’s PTA applied for and won an $8,000 2016 Shade Structure Program Grant from the American Academy of Dermatology… and was one of only 19 winners nationwide.
The school recently held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the installation of the permanent shade structure over the back playground. The ceremony was attended by school and PTA leaders including Georgia PTA President Lisa-Marie Haygood; Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower and Cherokee County School Board Chair Kyla Cromer and Board Member Rick Steiner.
Atlanta North Dermatology dermatologist Dr. Jihyun “Ellen” Koo, a member of the Academy, sponsored the grant application and participated in the ceremony. Bascomb ES is only the second school in Georgia to win the grant since the Academy began awarding it in 2000.
“Without this grant, which will cover more than half the cost, this project would not have been possible, ” Bascomb ES PTA immediate Past President Heather Shaw said. “We are extremely thankful to the American Academy of Dermatology, and Dr. Koo, for their help and generosity.”
The Shade Structure Grant Program is part of the Academy’s SPOT Skin Cancer campaign (www.SpotSkinCancer.org) to reduce the incidence of skin cancer by educating the public about effective skin cancer prevention tips.