Partners join forces to upgrade Lake Avenue Park
More than 200 volunteers from Foresters Financial, the City of Apopka, organizers from KaBOOM!, and residents of the Apopka community will join forces on Saturday, April 8th, to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at Lake Avenue Park (located at 439 North Lake Avenue in Apopka). The design is based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in January.
Lake Avenue Park is in need of rebuilding. The old playground was badly weathered and poorly maintained. Eventually, the City of Apopka had to tear down much of the unsafe structure. The new playground will provide a safe place for area children to enjoy. Over its 15 year lifespan, the new playground will eventually serve more than 1,200 children and their families in the community, providing them with a safe place to play.
Playgrounds provide an opportunity for families to spend quality time together and get to know other families in their community. A playground is more than a playground. It’s a brain-expander, friend-maker, and muscle-builder. It’s a pillar in the community.
Foresters Financial, an international financial services provider, helps families reach their financial goals, protect themselves and make a lasting difference in their communities. Since 2006, Foresters has invested more than $13 million with KaBOOM! to build over 140 playgrounds across the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2017. Over their 15-year lifespan, these playgrounds will strengthen the community and provide more than 5 million children and their families with an opportunity to spend quality time together.
KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. #playmatters
Foresters Financial™ is an international financial services provider with more than three million clients and members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and total funds under management of $34 billion.1 With a history of more than 140 years, we provide life insurance, savings, retirement and investment solutions that help families achieve their financial goals, protect their families and improve their communities. For more information, visit foresters.com.
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open or improve nearly 16,700 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers and served 8.5million children. 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 lives and communities. To learn why #playmatters: visit kaboom.org or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom or facebook.com/kaboom.