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2010-09-21 09:48:00

MONETT, Mo., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Miracle Recreation Equipment Company announced today their partnership with the new NBC reality series, "School Pride," to provide a Miracle playground for the Lanier Elementary School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "School Pride," from Horizon Alternative Television, is a proactive, alternative series on NBC that tells the stories of communities coming together to renovate their aging and broken public schools. Cameras follow students, teachers, parents...

2010-08-23 09:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, Boundless Playgrounds, and Pepsi are inviting the public to join them as they work together to provide all children with the opportunity to play together in a truly inclusive environment. The partnership is part of the Pepsi Refresh Project, a groundbreaking effort that funds ideas, big and small, that can refresh the world. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090521/NE21000LOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-08-09 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Edmonton, Alberta-based Audio Playground is the latest collaboration between Canadian producers Rubix & DRC and singer Anthony Gitto. The trio came together in June of 2009 and immediately burned up the music charts and the dance floor with its first single "(A Little) Respect," a remake of the new-wave hit by British synthpop duo Erasure. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100809/NY47633 ) (Photo:...

2010-08-03 07:25:00

Lack of Play Opportunities Has Greater Impact on Girls and Lower-Income Neighborhoods WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, opportunities for play are dwindling -- the U.S. is suffering from a severe shortage of places for kids to play. According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control, there aren't enough parks and playgrounds for children to be active every day. And while the lack of play opportunities affects all kids, it has a particularly negative...

2010-07-29 05:00:00

KaBOOM! Constructs Two Gulf Playgrounds this August to Commemorate the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina NEW ORLEANS, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the past five years, Gulf area residents have struggled to rebuild roads, homes, schools and businesses devastated by Katrina. To help rebuild childhoods, national non-profit KaBOOM! has channeled more than $9,975,000 into the Gulf and mobilized 31,325 volunteers to build playgrounds in the areas hit hardest by Hurricanes Katrina...

2010-07-06 09:40:00

WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summer for many Americans is a time for outdoor activities, including trips to playgrounds with children. The nation's emergency physicians encourage everyone to have fun and stay active in parks and playgrounds throughout the summer, but urge parents and guardians of children to be aware of injuries that can occur in a matter of seconds if everyone's not careful. "In many cases, a playground injury may include a minor cut or a scrape," said...

2010-06-23 10:05:00

PITTSBURGH, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- LTR Products, a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in the United States, has formed a partnership with Parity, Inc. to secure the exclusive rights to the company's patented SMARTE System playground safety surface. The SMARTE Surface System will use recycled rubber made from tires provided by Liberty Tire Recycling -- including LTR Products' Pinnacle Rubber Mulch -- for the system's base. A top matting...

2010-06-18 10:05:00

PITTSBURGH, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dynamite Mountain Ranch Development in Phoenix, Arizona will feature high-performance, safety-driven Pinnacle Rubber Mulch at a neighborhood playground installed in conjunction with Pulte Homes, Exerplay Inc., and Valley Crest Landscape Development. Manufactured by LTR Products, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based Liberty Tire Recycling, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch comes from recycled scrap tires, making it an innovative and eco-friendly alternative to wood...

2010-06-10 12:55:00

PITTSBURGH, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh-based LTR Products, a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in the United States, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mary Jane Skocipick as sales representative. Specializing in commercial playground surfacing, she will be responsible for developing nationwide sales for the company's growing safety surfacing sales division. (Logo:...

2010-06-01 09:00:00

DULUTH, Ga., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In June, National Safety Month, ChildCare Education Institute is offering child care professionals the opportunity to learn about outdoor safety in the early childhood setting by completing CCEI110B - Outdoor Safety in the Early Childhood Setting, at no cost. In the United States, over 200,000 children visit hospital emergency rooms each year as a result of playground injuries. The majority of injuries are due to children dropping to the ground from...


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