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Thanks to the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Good Sports, McDonald’s and KaBoom for making our dreams of Play a reality, by donating over $100,000 in playground equipment. For 2 years our elementary students had recess without any playground equipment. Many members of the staff tried to seek out funding, but with a price tag of $50,000 or higher, a playground seemed so far out of reach. Mrs. Douglas, the schools Parent and Community Liaison had decided that she too would attempt what seemed to be the impossible, by putting in a grant application with KaBoom! Much to her surprise they called back the next day and within 4 months of paper work, designing (done by students), planning, and fundraising over 220 members of the community came together to help us build the playground in one day! Not only does the school have an awesome playground, we also received; planter boxes w/plants, 6 picnic tables with games, an outdoor classroom equipped with a chalkboard, stage, and seating. There were also two large maps painted near our football field, one is the US Map, and the other is the World map. Everyone who attended the build were provided Breakfast, Lunch and Snack, all of which was sponsored by McDonald’s. 

However it did not stop there, Good Sports donated over $26,000 in sporting equipment, including; gym equipment, new helmets, bags, basketballs, scooters, and mouth guards just to name a few. Not  We are still extremely grateful to have been chosen for this amazing opportunity. 

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Let’s Play, an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group that provides kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to: http://amomsimpression.com/lets-play-indianapolis-build-day-recap/ Let’s Play Indianapolis Build Day Recap- A Mom’s …amomsimpression.com

Volunteers with the Let’s Play Initiative build a playground at Emma Donnan Elementary and Middle School from the ground up.http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/volunteers-help-new-elementary-school-playground-come-to-life: http://www.indystar.com/videos/news/2017/06/28/volunteers-give-new-life-local-elementary-school-playground/103263840/


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