FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON D.C. (September 01, 2009) —
Kids aren’t getting enough playtime, so KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to bringing play back into the lives of children, is giving communities free kits to host KaBOOM! Play Days. From Sept. 19-27, communities across the United States will host free, fun-for-the-whole-family events that focus on the important role play plays in a child’s life.
To support the cause, NFL PLAY 60 is offering Play Day communities $25,000 in grants to come together to improve their local parks and playspaces with clean-ups and simple enhancement and construction projects. NFL PLAY 60 is the league’s youth health and fitness campaign aimed at getting kids active for at least 60 minutes a day.
KaBOOM! Play Days are sponsored in part by by KOOL-AID and are fun free ways to get the kids outside and active. They’re also a great way to get a local park or playground some much-needed TLC.
Sign up to host a KaBOOM! Play Day in your community, you’ll receive a free Play Day kit full of games, activities, and improvement projects.
Here are the details about the grants:
Two $10,000 "Playspace Improvement" grants will be awarded
Five $1,000 "Play Day Award" grants will be awarded
Starting Sept. 28, people who host Play Day events can visit kaboom.org/playday to download the grant application. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 23.
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids – especially those living in poverty – the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play. KaBOOM! inspires communities to make play the easy choice and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of PLAYces. KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build or restore more than 17,000 playspaces, engaged more than 1.5 million volunteers and served over 9 million kids. To learn why play matters for all kids, visit kaboom.org and join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom, facebook.com/kaboom, and instagram.com/kaboom. #playmatters #PLAYceforKids