New Inductees at Rutland’s Playground of Heroes
Rutland Recreation and Parks Department’s Playground of Heroes at White Park, erected last year with the help of many volunteers to hold up to our children the real heroes in our community, recently announced its two new inductees: two men who have given and given of their time to the community.
Keith “Moose” Page, who passed away this March, officiated almost every sport, worked for decades at our February Vacation camp. A para-educator at Rutland Intermediate School, he was active with the Special Olympics and Unified Sports. Page loved rugby and helped to start our high school club rugby team, and was honored with the Keith Page Memorial Rugby Tournament held in early May.
Steve Marro recently retired from the Rutland Public Schools as a long-term para-educator. He has worked and volunteered with the department for decades, from official to sports commissioner to day camp supervisor. He volunteers his time every winter for our youth basketball tournament, and is there for practically every game running the clock. You can find him in “retirement” working one-on-one with a young man and delivering meals for Meals on Wheels, along with continuing to be involved with athletics.
We are honoring the two at a ceremony at White Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 31. Please come down to show your support. Immediately following the ceremony will be a work day at White Park until 12 p.m.