Friday April 18, 2014

Clearwater playground goes to funding finals

Courtney and Skye Buck Memorial Courtyard at Raft River elementary school

A proposed playground named after two Clearwater schoolteachers who died a year ago when their car went off the road is in the final judging stage of the Aviva.

The Courtney and Skye Buck Memorial Courtyard would create a new playground for students at Raft River elementary school as a nod to the two popular teachers. The couple and their unborn son died in the accident.

As one of 30 finalists, the proposal already gets a minimum of $5,000.

Now the judges are going over the pared down entry list to choose the grand prize winners. The total pot being shared among winners is $1 million.

Winners will be announced on Jan. 28.

Judges will be looking at a set of criteria to score each of the finalist entries. The evaluations are based on impact, likelihood of success, longevity and sustainability, originality, submission quality and online votes.

Regionally, Eagle Bay Camp had also submitted an application for Aviva funds for a freezer/cooler project. It didn’t make it to the finals.

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