Hello! My name is Katie Kushnak. I am a wife, a mom to two toddlers, and a sister to four adopted children of different age groups. Growing up there were very few places that my parents could take all six children to that would entertain each age group and even fewer places that were indoors. Living in Florida, it is either HOT or RAINING. Years later with toddlers of my own and two siblings in grade school, there are still limited resources for indoor entertainment. We live in Fleming Island, FL, where majority of the households are families with at least one child. The age gap between siblings has significantly increased. Yet, there seems to only be entertainment for either toddlers or older children. Where is a place for both? For all? Not to mention, the homeschooling population has, also, increased. My business partner and I are creating an indoor playground and family entertainment center with a cafe. There will be a large playground structure for children 2-12 (ish), an enclosed toddler area for children 0-2, and a separate hangout area for older children, teenagers, and young adults. The hangout will feature games such as air hockey, corn hole, and jenga, as well as music and fun lights. There will be comfy seating for parents to relax and a quiet space for them to work, if needed. The cafe will provide coffee, tea, beverages, and snacks. The entire space will provide a positive, uplifting place for children of all ages and families of all sizes. With that being said, playground equipment and safety provisions are expensive. The Cove Clubhouse LLC will require a building between 6,000-8,000 sq ft with 12-16' ceilings. The playground equipment itself to fill a space between 1,000-1,500 sq ft is approximately $100-150,000 with delivery and installation. My team is currently fundraising to be able to put a 10% payment down on a loan that will be needed to purchase the building rent, the utilities, the equipment, the furniture, the labor, and the construction costs. The total we will need is about $25,000. My team consists of myself and my business partner, Elle O'Neal. Elle is a mom to four children and a fitness enthusiast. She currently runs her own ministry fitness group part-time. We have the business plan, the financial calculations, a few locations in mind, and lots of support. Now, we need the funds. Any and all support from you is very much appreciated. We are so excited to begin this entrepreneur journey and to be able to provide this opportunity for our families and for our community. Thank you so much for reading our campaign and for your contribution!
Katie Kushnak with husband, two children, parents, twin sister, and three younger siblings
Elle O'Neal with husband and four children