Super Cooper Saves the Day begins tonight (7/13) at the Chenango Bridge Park. For those that may not know the story, Cooper Busch was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when he was four years old and unfortunately he lost his battle in May.

Beginning tonight (7/13) his family is giving back to the community by hosting a Family Fun Night at the park and to raise money for the Super Cooper Memorial playground in his memory. They hope to raise $15,000 for the playground by October.

When you come to the park tonight, they are encouraging you to bring any recyclable bottles and cans along with gently used shoes. They have a company that will pay them per pound for the shoes. This will help fund the playground.

I did a quick look in my closet and I saw three pairs of shoes that I know I don't need anymore. How about you?

There will a wiffleball game, face painting, movie and more. The movie is "Everyone's Hero" which is about Babe Ruth and could describe Cooper as well. The movie will start around 8 p.m. so bring a blanket to sit in the lawn and get ready for a great time for an even greater cause.

They hope to have the playground ready by the Spring of 2019. Go here to find out more about Super Cooper and Family Fun Night.

[via Super Cooper Saves the Day]