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2009-06-22 22:47:14

Sixty-nine percent of U.S. children in the lowest income bracket don't have access to a community playground, a survey indicates. KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to bringing play back into the lives of children, commissioned the survey conducted by Harris Interactive of 1,677 parents with children between the ages of 2-12. The group says U.S. children experience a national play deficit because they don't have enough time and space to play every day. The survey found 59 percent of...

2009-05-21 09:39:00

The $740,000 signature playground in Dorchester allows for inclusive play for all children BOSTON, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Parks and Recreation Department, CVS Caremark, and Boundless Playgrounds announce today the grand opening of a new playground at Harambee Park in Dorchester, Mass. that provides access for children of all abilities to play together. Construction of the playground is funded in part by a $250,000 grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, along with $490,000...

2009-04-15 09:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) is reminding parents and caregivers of the importance of providing safe play environments during National Playground Safety Week (April 19-25). IPEMA's playground safety experts have compiled a list of helpful hints to help safely maximize their child's experience on the playground -- to help take advantage of the many benefits of play. (Photo:...

2009-03-23 10:10:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champion and Mercury Nashville recording artist Julianne Hough has partnered up with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit, to map and rate playspaces everywhere online. Once it has this comprehensive user-generated playground audit, KaBOOM! will know which areas of the country have a great place for kids to play every day and which areas fall short. Toward this end, Julianne will donate $1 to select charities every...

2009-03-21 17:00:00

- Dodge donates playspace in honor of Los Angeles County Firefighter Robert Nowaczyk, winner of the Ram Challenge - Nowaczyk joins more than 200 volunteers from The Chrysler Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club, Fireman's Brew, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the local community to assemble a new playground at the Club in less than eight hours on build day - Volunteers haul more than 61,560 square feet of mulch and mix more than 14,880 pounds of concrete by hand - Playground...

2009-02-24 09:00:00

6,000 square feet in just one day NORTH LAS VEGAS, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every child deserves a great place to play and the children of North Las Vegas will receive just that -- a playground built from the hard work of caring volunteers. On Tuesday, February 24, 2009, hundreds of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' members and their families, community volunteers, orthopaedic nurses and Academy industry partners and related organizations are gathering from 9 a.m. to...

2009-01-22 15:05:00

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Before the sun set today, the more than 500 children who come to The Knowledge Garden Child Development Center in New Orleans got a great new place to play. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090122/CLTH009-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090122/CLTH009-b ) The new playground, which was fully assembled from scratch in less than eight hours, was built with the help of more than 200 volunteers from The Chrysler...

2008-12-10 08:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans overwhelmingly believe that schools have a major role to play in advancing the health of our nation's kids, and they are specifically concerned about the lack of recess and physical activity in schools, according to new polling results released today by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's leading public-health foundation and Sports4Kids, a national nonprofit that brings safe and healthy playtime to low-income elementary...

2008-12-03 10:17:00

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- After Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans on August 29, 2005, much of the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans suffered catastrophic flooding and the vast majority of its residents lost their homes. Since the disaster, not a single playground has been built in the area, and the children of this part of New Orleans do not have a proper place to play. The Make it Right Foundation, headed by the actor and activist Brad Pitt, partnering with PlayGreen...

2008-12-04 18:49:00

PHOENIX, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Before the sun set today, the nearly 350 children who attend Phoenix's South Pointe Elementary School, The Leona Group, LLC, a new kind of public school, are getting a new, great place to play. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081204/CLTH057-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081204/CLTH057-b ) The new playground, which was fully assembled from scratch in less than eight hours, was built with the help of more...


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