James Garner (left) and his daughter Addy Grace (front) accepted a $157,000 donation to the Addy Grace Foundation from Shireen and Bill Kirk last Friday.

Bill and his wife, Shireen, have pledged the largest gift ever received by the Addy Grace Foundation and have earmarked that gift to the construction of the all-abilities playground to be built at Daleville Town Center.

“Bill and Shireen have made a huge difference in our fundraising efforts with their gift of $157,000,” said James Garner, co-founder of the Addy Grace Foundation (addygracefoundation.com).

Bill Kirk is the CEO of Associated Asphalt headquartered in Roanoke and has been a supporter of many community-related projects in the past and he encourages others to give back to the communities where they live and work as well, an announcement from the Addy Grace Foundation said.

“I feel that all children deserve a chance to grow and develop regardless of their financial, mental or physical ability,” said Kirk.  “Shireen and I feel that this playground will be an asset to our region and give everyone a place to come together, not only children with special needs but parents with…

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