A Project for the Children

By Dave Sherry
By Matt Hicks

September 11, 2012 Updated Sep 11, 2012 at 10:27 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Some local college students take a local park under their wings in hopes of giving children a better place to play.

This is the latest community service project for Binghamton University's PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholars.

The group is developing active play areas for children in Walnut Street Park in partnership with Safe Streets.

Tuesday's project kickoff featured a bounce house, a variety of sports and more.

This year's goal is to raise $18,000.

"Last year our goal was $12,500 and we ended up shattering that, raising over $17,000, so we bumped it up a little this year. It's going to be tough, but we have a good team," said PwC President Theo Baktidy,

The PwC takes on a different project each year.

Past projects include a renovation to the Webster Street Park, a children's play area at the Discovery Center and, most recently, the MacArthur Elementary School Bookmobile.