The highlight of professional football season, The Super Bowl is one of the most watched and anticipated events of the year. For Super Bowl XLVII, three amazing Playful City USA communities were highlighted in America’s favorite sporting event.
Before all of the celebration, the City of New Orleans graciously acted as a host for the Super Bowl. As a part of the festivities leading up to the game, the New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee hosted the Super Saturday of Service to engage volunteers to complete revitalization projects across the city. KaBOOM! and a group of excited volunteers completed a playground build in Hunter’s Field, located in Treme neighborhood. An area full of history, the neighborhood is a hub of the cities rich African-American and Creole culture. Volunteers included players and National Football League alumni, as well as fans in town for the festivities. This build marks the 16th build KaBOOM! has completed in New Orleans. Here is a video of the opening speech Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave to the volunteers.