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Dec 05, 2018, 09:08 ET KaBOOM! and The CarMax Foundation Announce $4.4 Million Partnership Renewal to Bring Innovative Play to 170,000 More Kids by 2021

The CarMax Foundation announces today the renewal of its partnership with KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to giving ALL kids...


Nov 26, 2018, 10:54 ET KaBOOM! Welcomes New Vice President of Talent, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Today, KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play, announced that...


Nov 20, 2018, 09:08 ET KaBOOM!, Keurig Dr Pepper and Pittsburgh Penguins Announce Winners of Let's Play Everywhere Challenge to Create More Play Opportunities for Kids

Today, KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play, Keurig Dr Pepper...


Nov 07, 2018, 15:00 ET KaBOOM! Selects Landscape Structures as its "Partner in Play" to Increase Play Opportunities for All Kids

Today, KaBOOM! announced Landscape Structures as its next "Partner in Play," with a three-year partnership set to begin on January 1, 2019. The...


May 15, 2018, 12:46 ET KaBOOM! y el Rebuild Texas Fund se asocian para brindar oportunidades de juego a niños en 35 comunidades del sureste de Texas afectadas por el huracán Harvey

Hoy, KaBOOM!, la organización nacional sin fines de lucro dedicada a brindar a todos los niños la infancia que merecen a través de lugares geniales y ...


May 15, 2018, 11:57 ET KaBOOM! and the Rebuild Texas Fund Launch Partnership to Provide Play Opportunities for Kids Across 35 Communities in Southeast Texas Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Today, KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play, and the Rebuild...


Apr 09, 2018, 09:09 ET The CarMax Foundation and KaBOOM! Celebrate Month of the Military Child with Nationwide Effort to Bring More Play to Kids

Longtime national partners KaBOOM! and The CarMax Foundation are building a community playground and providing ten life-size creative play sets to...


Mar 15, 2018, 10:00 ET KaBOOM! releases Play Everywhere "Playbook" on Designing Equitable Cities for ALL Kids

Today, KaBOOM! released a groundbreaking, comprehensive guidebook for helping cities and communities improve kids' lives through implementing Play...


Mar 05, 2018, 11:22 ET KaBOOM! and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Kick-off the Play Everywhere Challenge to Build More Equitable, Kid-Friendly Communities

Today, KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play, kicked off the...


Nov 21, 2017, 08:08 ET KaBOOM! Leading National Effort to Ensure Kids in Communities Impacted by Disasters have PLAYces to Play

As many communities continue relief and recovery efforts after devastating destruction caused by the recent hurricanes and wildfires, KaBOOM! is...


Oct 12, 2017, 12:08 ET Dr Pepper Snapple Group, KaBOOM! and the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office Announce Let's Play Everywhere LA Grantees to Create Unique Play Opportunities in Everyday Spaces

Today, Let's Play (an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group), KaBOOM! and the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office announced the winners of Let's Play...


Jul 24, 2017, 09:08 ET Target and KaBOOM! Launch Four-City Play Everywhere Challenge to Increase Active Play for Kids

Today, KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play, and Target...


Jun 20, 2017, 09:59 ET KaBOOM! Announces New Board Members and Board Leadership Appointments

KaBOOM! – the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play – today announced...


Jun 02, 2017, 11:17 ET Dr Pepper Snapple, City of Los Angeles and KaBOOM! Launch Let's Play Everywhere LA to Encourage More Play Opportunities for All Kids

This week, Let's Play (an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple), KaBOOM! and the City of Los Angeles' Mayor's Office launched Let's Play Everywhere LA, a...


Apr 25, 2017, 14:11 ET The CarMax Foundation and KaBOOM! Celebrate Month of the Military Child with Nationwide Effort to Bring More Play to Kids

Longtime national partners KaBOOM! (@kaboom) and The CarMax Foundation (@carmax) are building a community playground and providing ten life-size...


Jun 08, 2016, 08:33 ET KaBOOM! and The CarMax Foundation Bring Play to Baltimore Youth with Play More B'More Program

Today, KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve filled with play, kicks off the second year of its Play...


Jun 17, 2015, 11:53 ET Gensler, Annie E. Casey, City Leaders Join KaBOOM! in Support of Playability

Representatives from Gensler and select city leaders join national non-profit KaBOOM! today for an exclusive event in support of Playability. Made...


Apr 28, 2015, 01:22 ET Putting Kids First: The sustainable impact of KaBOOM! 10 Years after Katrina

As the 10 year anniversary of Katrina approaches, KaBOOM! – the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve filled...


Sep 11, 2014, 08:01 ET President Obama and the First Lady Join KaBOOM! and AmeriCorps to Dedicate National Day of Service and Remembrance to Improving Kids' Lives through Play

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama joined representatives from KaBOOM!, MyGoodDeed, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps,...


May 13, 2014, 02:00 ET Growing a Movement for Playability in Cities

Today, KaBOOM!, in partnership with the Humana Foundation, announces 212 cities and towns across the United States as 2014 Playful City USA honorees. ...


Sep 24, 2013, 01:49 ET Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Recognized for Championing Play

As municipal and thought leaders from around the country gather in Baltimore to chart a path to ensure all children get the play they need to thrive, ...


Sep 19, 2013, 03:43 ET Cities Champion the Cause of Play: Nation's First Playful City USA Leaders' Summit Draws Leaders from Across the Country to Give Kids the Childhood they Deserve

For the first time, municipal and thought leaders around the country will gather to chart a path to ensuring all children get the play they need to...


May 07, 2013, 09:36 ET Building a Movement for Play: Non-Profit Organization KaBOOM! Announces 217 "Playful City USA" Communities

With research proving play is critical to the overall well-being of children, 217 cities and towns earned recognition from national non-profit...


Oct 03, 2011, 12:56 ET KaBOOM! Announces Scary Playgrounds: Let's Find 'Em and Fix 'Em Contest

We've all seen scary playgrounds – playgrounds where the equipment is outdated, broken and unsafe. In the spirit of Halloween and to advance its...


Sep 06, 2011, 10:04 ET Making Play a Priority: Non-Profit Organization KaBOOM! Announces List of 151 "Playful City USA" Communities

With only 1-in-5 children in the U.S. currently living within walking distance of a park or playground, 151 cities and towns earned recognition from...