April 07, 2006 13:09 ET

PlayPower, Inc. Takes Its Commitment to Children to a Higher Level with PlayPower FunRaising-TM- and PlayPower Grant Program

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.--(CCNMatthews - Apr 7, 2006) -

PlayPower, Inc. announced the introduction of its fundraising and grant programs. PlayPower's fundraising program is called PlayPower FunRaising™ and is intended to help any organization raise funds from their community to help invest in and build playgrounds by its brands; Miracle Recreation Equipment Company, Little Tikes Commercial products and Hags Playground equipment; all owned by PlayPower.

"It's the best fund raising program available in the market today and very convenient to use," said Barry Wilson, Business Development Manager for PlayPower, Inc. "Fundraising organizations can choose to sell cookie dough, cheesecake, pretzels or a Cook's Collection of non-food items from PlayPower FunRaising. The fundraising group gets up to 50% of the net food proceeds. It's the highest profitability program among fundraisers. PlayPower also provides the fundraisers all the promotional materials they need, and the purchased items are conveniently packaged for them so the parents don't have to."

PlayPower, Inc. also created the PlayPower Grant Program to complement PlayPower FunRaising. The PlayPower Grant Program matches up to 33% of the money the fundraising group raises. "Our programs are quite impressive because they help bring playgrounds to any community or organization," said Vicki Douglass, Marketing Manager for PlayPower, Inc. "A school or community has the potential to raise all the required funds for their new Miracle Recreation, HAGS or Little Tikes Commercial playground through the use of our programs."

"PlayPower, Inc. has answered a growing demand from our customers with the PlayPower FunRaising and PlayPower Grant Programs," said Don Hemingway, Director of Marketing for PlayPower, Inc. "For over 75 years, Miracle Recreation Equipment Company and Little Tikes Commercial by PlayPower have focused on being leaders in recreation and playgrounds by offering new, innovative and safe quality products. Now, we're completing our service package by offering these options to make their investment in their children easier."

PlayPower, Inc. is the global leader in recreation equipment and accessories with more than 1,000 employees worldwide. PlayPower uses its global network of innovative companies to provide customers with uniquely designed playground and floating dock equipment. PlayPower is known around the world for giving inspiration to its products with brands names such as Miracle Recreation Equipment, Little Tikes Commercial Playgrounds, Soft Play, HAGS, EZ Dock, SMP, Records, and RSS Playgrounds. More information is available at

Contact Information

  • For PlayPower FunRaising and PlayPower Grant Programs:
    Barry Wilson, Business Development Manager, 704-949-1613
    Or to set up an interview:
    Vicki Douglass, Marketing Manager, 704-949-1630