September 11, 2009

KaBOOM! to be featured on NBC show

Amy PoehlerI've been itching to tell you about this, and finally the cat's out of the bag. Coming this October, as part of the Entertainment Industry Foundation's volunteer week (which is part of the I Participate campaign), KaBOOM! will be featured on the NBC show Parks and Recreation, starring Amy Poehler!

KaBOOM! will fit into the ongoing storyline of the quest to turn an abandoned construction pit into a community park. Here's a bit more detail from a recent article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy:

The show's producer called KaBOOM!, and the charity's founder, Darell Hammond, and other staff members have helped the show develop the episode, including sending two project managers to work with set designers to build a playground.

[Alison] Risso, [KaBOOM! director of communications,] says the portrayal of a KaBOOM! project manager in the script­ — which the charity reviewed for accuracy­­ — is a tad, shall we say, exaggerated. But, she says, "it's good fun. We don't take ourselves too seriously, but we do take building playgrounds seriously. If the show can help raise the importance of play, we're all for it."

I'm really excited to see the finished product. We'll post more detail as we get closer to the airdate, so stay tuned!