December 17, 2007
Wives of players on the PGA's Champions Tour, of which the Dick's Open is part, raise and give away a lot of money to charity.
And friday some of their generosity came to greater Binghamton.
More than 57-hundred dollars, will go into the fund to build an outdoor learning space at Binghamton University's Institute for Child Development.
0 children ages 2 through 12, most of whom have some form of autism, are enrolled there, but spend all of their time indoors.
The proprosed half-million dollar social learning center would change that.
Linda Matey, Director, Educational Services, says, "What we'd like to do is provide the children with a place where they can actually learn these skills in situations that they can then go and use in the community."
In addition, some children simply prefer spending time outdoors.
Including Maureen Yacynych's 6-year-old daughter.
Maureen Yacynych, Mother of Student, says, "It's a wonderful program but I think having the outdoor facility for her to learn in,
is gonna mean the world to her."
The goal is to complete fundraising this winter, break ground in spring, and have the new center open for the start of school next fall.