February 02, 2009

KaBOOM! build in Castro Valley, Calif. featured in local media

Check it out - a pro soccer player helped with this build. Too cool!

Strobridge students have new place to play
By Kristofer Noceda
The Hayward (Calif.) Daily Review
Jan. 31, 2009

CASTRO VALLEY — Jonathan Martin previously described his school playground at Strobridge Elementary School as "not fun at all."

And who can blame the sixth-grader. The isolated area featured just a few basketball courts and a deteriorating playground that was installed more than 30 years ago.

But not anymore.

Nearly 200 volunteers — including some from Home Depot and national nonprofit KaBOOM! as well as parents and other area community members — worked on rebuilding a new playground this past week for Strobridge students.

The effort is part of a program sponsored by Home Depot to construct new playgrounds and refurbish community centers in Hispanic communities. Alberto Garcia Aspe, a retired soccer player from the Mexican National Team, also was on hand to help, and signed autographs for students.

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