December 09, 2011

All-star playmaker helps build her 50th playground

We at KaBOOM! would like to give our biggest congratulations to Linda Prout, who on November 25th, 2011 volunteered on her 50th playground build!

Linda's playground-building work began in 2005 with the KaBOOM! Operation Playground initiative to build 100 places to play in the areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. A retired school teacher from New Orleans, Linda has devoted her time, energy and spirit to the cause of bringing play to the Gulf Coast. Starting in 2008 she and her husband Lee even went so far as to begin raising more than $50,000 for the cost of funding a playground in their son's memory, which came to fruition at Geraldine Boudreaux Elementary School in Terrytown, La. in June of 2009.

The 50 playgrounds Linda helped create will provide smiles, laughter and fun for more than 25,000 children every year and will eventually serve more than 350,000 kids throughout the lifetime of the equipment.

You can see photos from her 50th build at Andrew H. Wilson Charter School here.

Congratulations, Linda, and thank you for all your hard work!

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