December 11, 2009

'09 flashback: 93 Playful Cities recognized

As you may recall from last week, every Friday between now and New Year's Day I'm going to give you a little flashback of something awesome that happened in 2009 at KaBOOM!.

Back in July we announced a whopping 93 new Playful City USA communities. This was the third year of our program, and for 22 cities this was their third consecutive year of recognition. It's so great that even during tough economic times so many communities are making the health and well-being of kids a priority, and keeping it a priority.

Each of the communities we recognized has taken innovative approaches to ensure their children have the time and space they need to play. In fact, some of those initiatives were so innovative, we wanted to share them far and wide. So we highlighted them in "Play Matters," a report published by KaBOOM! this fall.

You can support help us in this work. Make a donation to KaBOOM! today to ensure that we are able to continue recognizing cites that are committed to creating better opportunities for play for local children.

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