August 10, 2009

Today in Play: Rev Run builds another playground!

Rev Run and JustineKaBOOM! playground builds in the news!
Everybody loves Reverend Run, especially when he's building playgrounds! He and his wife Justine Simmons, along with KOOL-AID, helped build a great new place to play in Phoenix last week, and this blogger loved every minute of it! In the photo to the right, they're doing arts and crafts with the kids at the build.

Cruising over to the middle of the United States, our recent build with Mutual of Omaha got some nice press coverage in the Omaha World-Herald on Thursday and Friday. It was also featured on their local NBC affiliate, WOWT. It sounds like a really fun playground, too: "The new playground includes a large playscape, new tetherball poles, a sandbox and benches," says one of the World-Herald articles. "Sand and gravel pits have been replaced with grass and mulch, and volunteers installed benches for an outdoor classroom." We'll be posting photos soon, so you can see for yourself!

Meanwhile, way over in New Jersey..."Even with the rain, everybody came out excited, dedicated and ready to work," said Monique Reddick, social services coordinator for the Volunteers of America Delaware Valley's transitional housing complex, about the recent playground build in Camden.

And zooming back to Idaho..."The Kroegers gave this park to promote the growth and development of the community. Ninety years later, we're promoting the growth and development of kids," Boise resident Kathleen Fahey told the Idaho Statesman A great new playground was built in Boise on Saturday with help from Albertsons and KaBOOM!.

Thanks for the shout-outs!
Thanks to  AARP and Seattle Stay at Home Moms Examiner  for some nice shout-outs about volunteering and Play Days, respectively!

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