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

Awarding $1,000,000 throughout Southeast Michigan and Western New York

Built to Play

KaBOOM! and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation are teaming up to give kids across Southeast Michigan and Western New York more opportunities for kid-driven free play thanks to the newly launched Built to Play initiative. Built to Play will fund the creation of unique play spaces through an exciting new design competition. This partnership will fund Build it with KaBOOM! playgrounds, built to the customized needs of each selected community and the creation of unique play spaces through the Play Everywhere Challenge.

The Play Everywhere Challenge, supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, is awarding $1,000,000 in grants, ranging from $10,000 to $80,000, to winners with great ideas to integrate play into everyday life and unexpected places. Together, we are transforming sidewalks and vacant lots, bus stops, waiting areas and beyond with creative installations provide more play opportunities to the kids who need it most.

Winners

About Built to Play

The Built to Play initative 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!