To help build new playground
200 volunteers will work to improve Woodbury kids' lives and futures as they join forces to create a new playground at Woodbury Grammar School Saturday, April 8, from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The volunteers from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, Woodbury Grammar School, organizers from KaBOOM! and the community will join forces on Saturday, April 8 for the playground project. The design is based on children's drawings created at a special design event in February.
The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with a kick-off ceremony with construction continuing until 2:30 or 3 p.m. when a ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned.
A playground is more than a playground. It's a brain-expander, friend-maker, and muscle-builder.
Play is central to a child's ability to grow into a productive adult. It can transform children from sedentary, bored and solitary to physically, mentally and socially active.
Since 1996, KaBOOM! has been dedicated to the bold goal of giving all kids - particularly those growing up in poverty in America - the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. With its partners, KaBOOM! has built, improved and opened nearly 16,700 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers, and served 8.5 million kids (#playmatters).
The new playground will bring more than 430 kids in Woodbury one step closer to having the play-filled childhood they deserve. In building this playspace together, we are making it easier for all kids to get balanced and active play and making Woodbury more playable.
Currently, the playground equipment at Woodbury Grammar School is outdated and in need of replacement. This new playground will provide the students and the kids of the surrounding community with a safe, accessible place to play.
The playground is the 15th built by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation and KaBOOM!. Through this partnership, more children will have the joyful childhood they deserve. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation supports KaBOOM! in promoting and protecting a child's right to active play at home, at school and in the community.
The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, Inc. was established in December, 2003. The foundation awards grants focused on high-impact initiatives across the state, which promote healthy lifestyle choices and help control health care costs for all Tennessee residents.
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids - particularly those growing up in poverty in America - the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open, or improve more than 16,700 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers, and served 8.5 million kids.