November 05, 2009

And the first $1,000 grant goes to...

Elvira Field DayYou heard about our Play Day grants, right? Between today and Dec. 1, you can help improve a playspace by voting for your favorite Play Day - and two of those Play Days will receive $10,000 grants, courtesy of NFL PLAY 60.

In addition to the $10,000 grants, NFL PLAY 60 has also provided five $1,000 grants for Play Days that were outstanding in various ways. We'll be announcing one of those grantees per week during the voting process. The first one is...


Elvira’s Field Day – Tucson, Ariz.
Kids rotated through 15 different activity stations, including basketball, skateboarding, dance, and a water fight with sponges.  Parents helped break ground on a new garden. In all, 35 stories and 273 photos were submitted on the Play Day Planner, along with 14 beach ball petitions signed and returned to KaBOOM!.

Check back weekly through Dec. 1 as we announce the other recipients.

Also, be sure to keep voting for our five finalists for the $10,000 grants - remember, you can vote once per day! And if you hosted a Play Day, remember to take our three-minute survey about the program to help make it even better next year.

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