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Accessible, Sensory, Inclusive Playground at Pal-O-Mine Equestrian!

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc. (, a private, not for profit organization providing a comprehensive therapeutic equine program using horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing for children and adults with disabilities, announced that on Saturday, September 28th, The Andy Foundation, a fifteen year-long supporter, will be lending its support once again by leading a project to build a new accessible, sensory playground at Pal-O-Mine. According to The Andy Foundation, over 100 volunteers will be on hand for the playground project representing its largest volunteer venture to date.

Several significant partners and sponsorships for the playground project have already been secured including The Junior League of Long Island as well as Amy and Neil McGoldrick; Chris and Greg Burke-Lane Office; Dan Donnelly, Barbara and Tom Sullivan, Jeremy Cotty- HomeCraft Contracting; Regina Imperio, Liam, Frank, Caleigh and Kieran McGoldrick, Deb and Bob Hussey, Bagel Café of Nesconset, Giorgio’s Pizza of Nesconset and Starbucks of Islandia. All of these sponsors will be recognized on a permanent sign placed at the entrance of the new playground.

Pal-O-Mine CEO and Founder, Lisa A. Gatti said, “We are so excited about this new sensory playground for children of all abilities. As we continue to advance our expansion campaign, it becomes clearer to us that with organizations like The Andy Foundation, our playground sponsors and our team of compassionate volunteers, this will be A Race We Will Win.”

The Andy Foundation has distributed over $1 million to assist children in need. In 2010, the organization’s charitable work and volunteerism was recognized with its induction into the Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame.

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