Too many kids are missing out on important childhood experiences. Childhood experiences that can help kids grow up healthy, happy and successful. An experience chock full of creativity, physical activity, friendship and adventure. The experience is play. Play is crucial to the well-being of children, and it affects the level of quality of life they will enjoy. Yet, unstructured play is on the decline and so are the benefits that go with it.
Your gift will provide two basketball hoops for a playground. Basketball courts are a great way to let exercise their bodies and minds, and will keep them coming back to the playground, even when they outgrow the other structures. At KaBOOM!, we believe that kids who play are less likely to be obese and develop obesity-related health problems. They also develop the cognitive skills that are positively linked to learning and academic performance. And they also learn confidence and the social skills that help them become happy, well-adjusted adults.