SOURCE: Playworld

Playworld

June 04, 2015 12:59 ET

Playworld Announces Three-Year Contract Extension With Longstanding Non-Profit Partner In Play KaBOOM!

Global Playground Equipment Manufacturer and Non-Profit Renew Partnership to Bring the Power of Play to Communities Throughout the US

LEWISBURG, PA--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2015) -  Playworld, a leading playground equipment and surfacing manufacturer committed to saving outdoor unstructured play, today announced its designation as a KaBOOM! Partner In Play through 2018. The renewed contract marks nearly 20 years of building Playworld playgrounds with KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive because #playmatters.

As a Partner In Play, Playworld will continue to provide equipment for KaBOOM! playground builds nationwide. Since 1997 Playworld has supplied equipment for over 2,500 of the non-profit's playground projects.

"For nearly two decades, KaBOOM! and Playworld have collaborated to improve outdoor play experiences for all children," said Matthew Miller, CEO of Playworld. "While we've made great strides, there's still more to be done. We are thrilled to continue our journey with an organization that makes play a priority."

Approximately 540 Playworld playgrounds will be built over the next three years as a result of the extended contract. Playworld will also support the highly publicized upcoming KaBOOM! build with the TODAY Show in Passaic, New Jersey. The Passaic KaBOOM! playground is part of the "Shine a Light" series, where TODAY anchors, Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie, are helping raise money to transform an empty lot into a vibrant, family-friendly place to play for the community.

"Through the years, Playworld has continuously impressed us with their approach to design, craftsmanship and innovation. Their play experts do more than make playground equipment, they work really hard to improve the lives of kids through play," said Darell Hammond, founder and CEO of KaBOOM!. "We are proud to continue our work with this likeminded organization in helping communities across America become more playable by making easier for kids to get the balanced and active play they need to thrive." 

Equipment manufacturers are selected as KaBOOM! Partners in Play for a three-year period. KaBOOM! selects only vendors who meet stringent guidelines.

About Playworld
Playworld believes The World Needs Play®. Play is vital to everyone's health and well-being. It's something you are never too young or too old to enjoy. We develop playground environments where creativity is king, belly laughs are welcome and children make the rules. Playworld's equipment and surfacing are designed to unleash the transformational power of play so bodies grow stronger, children play safely and imagination can take flight. For more than 40 years, Playworld has created innovative, inclusive and meaningful outdoor play experiences for all ages and abilities. Come play with us.

About KaBOOM!
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 nearly 16,300 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers and served 8.1 million kids. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To learn why #playmatters: visit kaboom.org or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom or facebook.com/kaboom.

Contact Information

  • Media contact:
    Tracey Cassidy
    RoseComm for Playworld
    Office: +1 201 656 7178 ext. 202
    tcassidy@rosecomm.com