September 10, 2007

Actress Jennie Garth Takes Time for KaBOOM!

When actress Jennie Garth was a child, she wasn't completely a girly-girl.

"I was a tomboy," she told The ShowBuzz, "but I was still always really feminine. I loved horses and animals; riding my bike outside. I did a lot of playing outside, which is something I think kids today are lacking."

Garth, who has three children of her own, says it's important for kids to have a place to play outside. That's why she's teaming up with the non-profit organization KaBOOM! to help build playgrounds around the country.

"Yesterday I took two of my daughters to South Los Angeles, and in the morning when we started there was just a big empty open field in the back of this apartment building," she said. "By the end of the day, there was this awesome fun playground for kids to play in that is safe and protected and their parents can watch them play."

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