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Turnstone to break ground on project

Joined by “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Amy Purdy, Turnstone will break ground Friday on a $14 million project that will greatly expand its sports, recreation and wellness programming for people with disabilities.

Purdy was a bronze medal winner at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and was a recent contestant on the ABC television series. The groundbreaking is at 10:30 a.m.

The project will add more than 120,000 square feet to Turnstone's facility at 3320 N. Clinton St. Funding is well on its way, led by a gift from Fort Wayne residents Ron and Suzanna Plassman.

The expansion will allow the organization to assist more people and give it a better chance to be designated a national Paralympic training center by the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities provides therapeutic, educational, wellness and recreational programs to empower people with disabilities.

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