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Kiwanis Club of Raleigh Donates 100k to City of Raleigh For Playground Renovations

At the Raleigh City Council meeting on October 20, 2015, John N. (Nick) Fountain served as spokesperson of the Kiwanis Club of Raleigh and presented a $100,000.00 check to the City of Raleigh. The funds are earmarked for renovation and expansion of the Sassafrass All Children’s Playground at Laurel Hills Park. In addition to the financial contribution, club members will volunteer to help with construction, installation of playground equipment, landscaping and other activities. According to Kiwanis Club President, Helen Ballentine, the gift is just the first installment of an even larger commitment to improve Laurel Hills Park and Kiwanis Park on Noble Road, all leading to celebration of the Centennial of the Raleigh Kiwanis Club in 2020.

Nick heads one of the Business/Administrative practice teams within the firm and is a past member of the firm’s Practice Management Committee. He represents clients in a variety of licensing board and administrative law matters and serves as General Counsel to the State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors and to the Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors. He is also a Certified Mediator. Nick is a Past President of the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation and of the Raleigh Kiwanis Club and was named the 2015 Raleigh Kiwanian of the Year.

About Kiwanis Club of Raleigh

The Kiwanis Club is a voluntary community service organization committed to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Raleigh Club was founded in April 1920, five years after Kiwanis first began. The fast growing Club and its nearly 240 members will be celebrating its 2020 centennial by participating in major projects benefitting all children in the City of Raleigh. The project will be completed in partnership with the City through a five year agreement to renovate, renew, upgrade and expand both the Sassafrass All Children’s Playground at Laurel Hills Park and the Kiwanis Park at 2525 Noble Road. The Club, in conjunction with Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation, is carrying out a major fundraising effort. A check for significant additional funds for Kiwanis Park will be presented at a later date.

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