A young boy taken too soon. Khalil Singleton was only 8 back in 2012 when he was caught in the crossfire of two men’s fight. A little boy, shot and killed.But 4 years after his death it’s his life that’s being celebrated at the place he loved most.The Boys and Girls Club of Hilton head Island held a ribbon cutting for the new Discovery Playground, named for Khalil Singleton.Dozens were on hand for the ceremony, including kids who already got a chance to jump on the ropes, spinning wheel and rock formations to climb and play.
More than $130,000 was raised to build the new playground, all from donors who wanted to see something special. Khalil’s mother, Katrina Dixon says this place is special, just like Khalil. She adds, this is the perfect way to honor her son.
“It’s kind of sad but I’m not going to make it a sad day because I wish my son were out here,” explained Dixon. “To play with these kids because this is what he loved to do. To play. He loved the outdoors. I just wish he was here”
The playground is designed for kids 6-12 years old and is just the beginning of a discovery section of the Boys and Girls club which will include a garden and more play areas.All in Khalil’s name.