Playground to honor memory of Clark’s Caitlin Nelson

A playground will be built and named for Caitlin Nelson, 20, who died last year after choking during a charity eating contest at Sacred Heart University.

Caitlin was from Clark and did much charity work there. Her father, Port Authority Police Officer James Nelson, was killed while responding to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

The playground in her honor will be built beginning next spring at 430 Westfield Avenue in Clark, reports Alexis Tarrazi for the Clark-Garwood Patch.

The Nelson family will design the playground to reflect Caitlin’s interests. It will be built by community volunteers and the Where Angels Play Foundation. More information on the foundation can be found at the foundation’s website.

To learn more about Caitlin Nelson’s playground, please email jkobliska@ourclark.com.

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