Grant in 2008
2008 – CHRIST THE KING PRESCHOOOL/MMO PLAY GYM: The Mark A. Kreusch Memorial Fund provided its first grant to Christ the King Preschool/MMO Program in Centerville, Ohio. On May 23, 2008, CTK Preschool held its 2008 graduation. Mark attended CTK Preschool for two years, and would have graduated with the 4-year-old class. At the graduation ceremony, Mark was remembered with a dedication of the play gym in his honor.
“Mark loved his preschool and all of the staff and students there. Being a four year old, he was not involved in much else, so school was very important. As our first grant, we wanted to do something for CTK Preschool/Mom’s Morning Out because of the importance it held in Mark’slife and his heart, ” states Suzanne Kreusch, Mark’s mother. “The playground equipment came to our mind right away, because the children would love it, play on it, and resound with the sound of laughter. It is something that Mark would have loved, too.”
The Rainbow play gym was primarily funded by the Mark A. Kreusch Memorial Fund, with additional contributions from family, friends, as well as CTK preschool families and staff. The play gym was purchased from Pete DeLois’ Recreational Outlet. Pete’s installation team worked in conjuction with Marty Grunder, of Grunder Landscaping, to make this project possible.
“CTK Preschool will always be a special place in our family’s heart. Mark loved it there and this is where we can imagine him making friends, learning, and having fun. He will always be a 4 year old preschooler in our minds, and we wish to continue to share his 4 year old spirit with many children, “
– Jon Kreusch, Mark’s father.