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Former BYU basketball star helps to rebuild Discovery Park in Pleasant Grove

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UTAH COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Former BYU hoops star Jimmer Fredette plays for the phoenix suns now but on Saturday he got an assist to a Utah County Community.

The Fredette Family Foundation teamed with Doterra to lead a community effort to re-build the discovery park playground. Over the past week, three thousand volunteers worked to rebuild the massive state of the art, wheelchair accessible composite plastic structure, replacing the original wood playground that was built in 1996.

On Saturday Jimmer told ABC4 that this project was a perfect fit for his non-profit organization.

Fredette who now plays for Phoenix Suns said, “It’s special just because it’s all-inclusive. You know everybody, doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from, what background you have, everybody can come here and be able to help build this playground and that’s kind of what our foundation is all about, trying to be inclusive, trying to be kind, trying to help others, trying to make sure everyone feels welcome.”

The volunteers put the final touches on the playground Saturday evening. Pleasant Grove officials estimate the volunteer labor saved the city about $400,000.

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