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2011-07-20 09:09:00

CANYON LAKE, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Impressive results of a Florida elementary school's three-year effort to combat childhood obesity through increased physical activity were recently published by the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO). The results* show a startling 96% of the school's first-graders in 2011 to be active at recess - up from 52% in 2008. As the tool of intervention, the study team chose Peaceful Playgrounds, a program...

2011-07-19 09:00:00

Medical Association Takes Award for Leaving the Legacy of a Playground in San Diego ROSEMONT, Ill., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, in a special ceremony at the White House, representatives from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) accepted the U.S. Department of the Interior's prestigious National Volunteer Award -- Non-Profit Organization in the 2011 Take Pride in America Awards. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar awarded the AAOS as an "outstanding...

2011-07-12 08:00:00

New app helps people find and rate playgrounds across the country WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children and families need a great place to play within walking distance and finding that playground just became significantly easier. National non-profit KaBOOM! and Parents today announced the availability of Playgrounds!, a free iPhone®/iPod touch®/iPad® app empowering people to find and rate playgrounds across the...

2011-06-25 00:00:30

Pacific Play Systems, Inc., based in Carlsbad California, offers free evaluations of existing sites followed by a design proposal customized to client's budget and needs San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2011 Pacific Play Systems specializes in commercial playground equipment, safety surfacing and installation for parks, schools and preschools in southern California. In addition, they offer shade structures, indoor playground equipment, sports equipment, water park play structures and site...

2011-06-16 00:00:29

San Jose's Filice Enterprises is now a full service playground outfitter because of its partnership with APE Playground Equipment and Custom Canopies, Inc. San Jose, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) June 15, 2011 Filice Enterprises, located in San Jose, is proud to announce that the company is now a full service playground outfitter for the Bay Area. With its partnership with APE Playground Equipment and Custom Canopies, Inc., Filice can now offer more choices in playground needs and safety. "We wanted to...

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...


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