June 13, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama to help us build our 2000th playground!

First Lady Michelle Obama will join KaBOOM! this Wednesday, June 15, to help us build our 2000th playground at Imagine Southeast Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. This will be Mrs. Obama’s second visit to a KaBOOM! playground build -- in June 2009, she joined California First Lady Maria Shriver at Bret Harte Elementary School in San Francisco to transform the school’s vacant play lot into an intergenerational playground and garden.

Mrs. Obama will be cutting the ribbon at our playground build on Wednesday and signing a 15th birthday card for KaBOOM!. We're also pleased to announce that the build has been designated The Congressional Day of Service Event for 2011! We look forward to building a great place to play alongside our country's leaders and their families.

Our 2,000th build is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, with the participation of our National Partners Dr Pepper Snapple, Foresters, Kraft Foods Foundation, JetBlue, and MetLife Foundation. It will represent the collective effort of over one million volunteers, who over the past 15 years have contributed their time and sweat to give 5,501,334 children a great place to play.

Learn more about our 2000th build, and be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see the playground build in action on June 15!

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