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KaBOOM! News

Video games aren’t enough play

Posted by KaBOOM! on December 20, 2011

"I got involved with KaBOOM! through an employee at our local YMCA. I feel that providing a safe place for the kids in the community is a great idea. I am a grandparent of 7 boys and all they do is video games or baseball.

By having a place where they can play, it will get them some much needed exercise. Becoming a volunteer is a rewarding experience because you know you helped build a safe place for families to their kids to play.

I also met many wonderful people who took their time out of their job or household chores to come and build a fun place. It was fun with music, laughter and a joy to see the kids playing on their new playground."

– Leopold Chapa, Baytown, TX

Play it forward with a donation today if you’ve ever had a great experience on a KaBOOM! Build Day like Leo.

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