Play Everywhere Challenge
supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Winners   Official Rules

Awarding $1 million throughout Southeast Michigan and Western New York

Built to Play

KaBOOM! and the Built to Play initiative, supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, have proudly announced the winners of the second Play Everywhere Challenge. The Play Everywhere Challenge awarded a total of $1 million for 22 projects across Western New York and Southeast Michigan.

The Play Everywhere Challenge invited communities to submit creative design ideas that make it easier for families to incorporate play into everyday moments. Selected projects will bring play into public spaces in unconventional ways — such as implementing swings at bus stops or play zones at laundromats.

2019 Play Everywhere Challenge winners

Explore the early designs and descriptions of our 2019 winners.

About Built to Play

The Built to Play initiative aims to give kids in Western New York and Southeast Michigan more opportunities for unstructured, kid-driven free play. This need was identified in the regional "State of Play" reports conducted by the Aspen Institute and supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, and through research conducted by both Tony Hawk Foundation and KaBOOM!.

In addition to the Play Everywhere Challenge, Built to Play is also funding Unique Playground Builds through KaBOOM! and Community Skateparks through the Tony Hawk Foundation across both regions. Learn more about the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and these opportunities by visiting www.RWBuiltToPlay.org.

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and KaBOOM!