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2011-06-15 16:29:00

First Lady joins KaBOOM!, Knight Foundation, Members of Congress on The Congressional Day of Service Event to build new playground at Washington, D.C. elementary school in one day WASHINGTON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Lady Michelle Obama joined more than 500 volunteers to celebrate building the 2,000th playground in the history of non-profit organization KaBOOM! on Wednesday at a Washington, D.C. elementary school as part of The Congressional Day of Service Event....

2011-06-10 00:00:31

NRPA is Encouraging Citizens to Celebrate by Signing the "ËœFive in July' Park Pledge Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is pleased to announce that July is national Park and Recreation Month. Since 1985, Americans have celebrated Park and Recreation Month during the month of July to promote the importance of parks and recreation in establishing and maintaining healthy lifestyles and communities. This year's theme is "Rock Your...

2011-05-30 00:00:30

Families and Play Groups, Looking for Something to Do on a Rainy Day? Play for Free At Philadelphia's Swingset Superstore! Norristown, PA (PRWEB) May 28, 2011 Superior Play Systems has announced "Open Play" to the public every Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 1pm at our huge indoor play area in Norristown, Pa . We cordially invite all families and play groups to come bounce, climb, swing, slide and slam dunk on our trampolines, basketball goals and swing sets completely free of charge....

2011-05-28 00:00:50

Michelle Filice named vice president. San Jose, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) May 27, 2011 Filice Enterprises, a Bay Area playground safety surface installation company, is welcoming new Vice President Michelle Filice. Previously known as Filice and Son, Filice Enterprises' President Mike Filice took over when his father retired last year, and after a year running the business alone, brought on his wife Michelle to fill the vice president position. "Michelle brings over 11 years of retail customer...

2011-05-18 08:00:00

PATERSON, N.J., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Children at Paterson Public School No. 5 received a brand new playground thanks to the efforts of more than 200 volunteers from Roche, New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC), Paterson's Public School District, and organizers from non-profit KaBOOM!. The new playground provides the 1,300-plus students enrolled at Paterson Public School No. 5 as well as children living in the neighborhood with a safe place to play. As a result of this...

2011-04-27 11:00:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A school that was told it had to upgrade its playground equipment to make it acceptable to state officials got the resources it needs to do exactly that today when it was presented with the Grand Prize of the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes. Saint Thomas More Catholic School of Centennial, Colorado won the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes, sponsored by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) and Discovery Education....

2011-04-22 00:00:27

NRPA Presents Quick Tips in Observance of National Playground Safety Week Ashburn, Va. (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 In observance of National Playground Safety Week, April 25-29, 2011, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) encourages all parents and caregivers to be vigilant and mindful as their children play and interact in America's Backyard. Each year, more than 200,000 injuries happen on playgrounds. NRPA has provided five quick tips for adults, so they can ensure that their...

2011-04-21 07:00:00

PLANO, Texas, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) and national nonprofit KaBOOM! announced the availability of nearly 2,000 grants to communities across the U.S. through Let's Play, a community partnership led by DPS to help get kids and families active nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that only one in five children has a place to play within walking distance. To help end this play deficit, the partnership will award...

2011-04-19 08:56:00

PITTSBURGH, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The start of spring marks the return of millions of children to playgrounds across the United States. This time of year also underscores the need to ensure that children stay safe on the playground. In honor of National Playground Safety Week (April 25-29), LTR Products, manufacturer of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, is offering some tips and advice for how to make playgrounds safer this spring and all year long. (Logo:...

2011-04-18 13:57:00

Overweight and obese parents more likely than other parents to view school-time activity as inadequate ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Childhood obesity affects 1 of every 6 kids in the United States, in part due to a lack of physical activity. Schools can play a key part in offering elementary-age kids lots of chances to be active--on the playground during recess and when they're in gym. But recent increasing expectations about academic achievement, coupled...


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