Playworld Systems, a leading manufacturer of imaginative playground and fitness equipment, today announced a new community playground will be built at the Arizonans for Children’s Mesa Visitation Center (1020 N. Horne, Mesa), in honor of Wayne Anderson, an equipment distributor for the company, who passed away last June. KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to saving play and longtime Playworld Systems’ partner, helped organize the build, which takes place today at 8:30 am MST.
Playworld Systems’ employees, distributors and partners from across the country will participate in the build. Because Anderson embodied Playworld Systems’ belief that the world needs play and dedicated his life’s work to improving communities and children’s play spaces, executives at the company wanted to recognize his decades of service with a playground build in conjunction with the company’s 2013 national sales meeting.
More than 250 volunteers from Playworld Systems and Arizonans for Children, organizers from KaBOOM!, and residents of the Mesa community will come together to build the cutting-edge playground in just one day. Playworld Systems donated approximately $60,000 in playground equipment in memory of Anderson, who was president of Dave Bang Associates, a Mesa-based distributor of Playworld Systems’ products. Members of Anderson’s family will also be involved in the build, which is taking place at the park named in his honor.