December 17, 2007

KaBOOM! Playground Build Covered By A Special Correspondent

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- New Orleans is on the road to recovery from Hurricane Katrina, but there is still a lot of work to do. I know this, because I live here. Houses weren't the only parts of neighborhoods destroyed by floodwaters—we lost our places to play.

To remedy that situation, NBA (National Basketball Association) Cares and the New Orleans Hornets have teamed up with an organization called KaBOOM! to build new playgrounds throughout the city.

On December 8, volunteers from New Orleans and around the U.S. joined members of NBA Cares and the Hornets to help build a playground in an empty lot in the Broadmoor neighborhood. The work goes fast—the playground was built in just eight hours.

(The writer of this article is 11-year-old Abigayle Lista who is interested in science, wants to become a marine biologist, and likes to play with her dogs and surf the web in her spare time.)

Read more of her article here.

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