I've been back in D.C. since last week, working out with my Wizards' teammates and preparing for our upcoming training camp. It's still hard to believe that we're in the middle of September and the NBA season is here again. Before I get back and sweaty on the basketball court, I'll be getting my hands dirty this weekend in D.C. by building my final playground of the summer!
I've already heard that the playground I helped build in Shreveport/Bossier City, La. has gotten a ton of action from the kids in the neighborhood there! I only wish I could have been there to see the first kids playing on the site. Hopefully I'll have the chance to get back there next summer to see them!
I'll be promoting this week's D.C. build through various channels, such as radio and television interviews Wednesday and Friday morning. I have numerous interviews scheduled, but am looking forward to them because it's easy to talk about something I'm so passionate about. I'm used to doing lots of interviews after my Wizards' games throughout the season, but they're usually more serious since they involve my "job." These interviews will all be about "play"!
I'm expecting a great build on Saturday with nice weather and lots of volunteers. We're building the playground in a community called Park Southern in D.C. Park Southern is committed to providing a better life for the kids and families who live there. I'm just appreciative for the opportunity to partner with KaBOOM! and KOOL-AID to help further their efforts by providing this new safe and fun place for their kids to play.
Park Southern, here we come!