Playworld and KaBOOM! still partners

Since 1995, KaBOOM! has used its innovative community-build model to bring together business and community interests to construct more than 1,600 new playgrounds, skateparks, sports fields and ice rinks across North America. KaBOOM! also offers a variety of resources, including an online community, free online trainings, grants, publications and the KaBOOM!

Playworld Systems and KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization with the mission of providing a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America, today confirmed a contract that will extend their existing 10-year partnership another three years.

Playworld Systems has partnered with KaBOOM! since 1999, and during this time has provided playground equipment for 1,365 of the non-profit's builds. So far in 2009, the company has already participated in an additional 32 builds.

"We are honored to continue our partnership with KaBOOM!," said Matt Miller, president of Playworld Systems. "The mission of KaBOOM! is so compelling. Our company and employees are thrilled to have found a partner who shares our passion toward the importance of play and has committed itself to such a worthy cause."

"We selected Playworld Systems because of the quality of their equipment, their dedication to customer service, their efforts to innovate, and their commitment to environmental stewardship," said Darell Hammond, KaBOOM! CEO and Co-Founder.

KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. KaBOOM! also offers a variety of resources, including an online community, free online trainings, grants, publications and the KaBOOM! National Campaign for Play, which includes Playful City USA and Playmakers – a national network of individual advocates for play. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., KaBOOM! also has offices in Chicago and San Mateo, Calif.

For more information, visit www.kaboom.org.

Additionally, in an effort to tangibly reduce its carbon footprint, Playworld Systems is the first major U.S. manufacturer to remove 99.999 percent of PVC from products.

For more information, visit dev.playworldsystems.com.