Young Murder Victim’s Memory Honored with Special Playground

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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.
Ribbon Cuttingf or the Khalil Singleton Discovery Playground
Ribbon Cuttingf or the Khalil Singleton Discovery Playground
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.
Kids already enjoying the new playground
Kids already enjoying the new playground

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.

Ceremony dedicating Khalil Singleton Discovery Playground
Ceremony dedicating Khalil Singleton Discovery Playground
Boys and Girls' Club Director Kim Likins talks about generous donors who made playground happen
Boys and Girls’ Club Director Kim Likins talks about generous donors who made playground happen

“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”

Moe than $130,000 was raised to build playground
Moe than $130,000 was raised to build playground

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.

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