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POSTED: Monday, January 2, 2012 - 5:51pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 2, 2012 - 10:15pm

Home Depot selected four non-profits from across the country as finalists to receive a $25,000 award, and the Pilot Club of Denham Springs is one of the finalists.  All you have to do to cast your vote is click on the link.

The contest runs until January 31.  If Pilot Club wins, they plan on spending the money to help improve their playground equipment, dedicated to helping children of all abilities the chance to be outside and play.  The Pilot Club of Denham Springs is an organization that focuses on helping people with brain disorders and disabilities.

The cameras were focused on Kidz Corner Playground in Denham Springs Monday because additions may be in order.

"I love the equipment out here," said eight-year-old Brayden Thomas. "Most of the time it's really fun. When it's really cold, it's really not."

The Pilot Club of Denham Springs helped create this oasis of exercise. Now they've been nominated by Home Depot as one of four finalists for a $25,000 award. The proceeds would go to purchase playground equipment for use by handicapped children.

"Children that have special needs can play with other children and learn to live together," said Pilot Club Treasurer Terri Borde.

But Pilot Club is up against three other contenders for the cash. The non-profit with the most votes, cast through the Home Depot Foundation Facebook page will win. The finalists come from all corners of the country and were picked because of their contributions to the community.

the Pilot Club is undecided about what kind of equipment they'll buy, if they win the award.

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