FRAMINGHAM – Volunteers from The CarMax Foundation, Hoops and Homework and the community will join KaBOOM! on Wednesday, October 17 to transform an empty site into a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground in just six hours atCochituate Homes Cooperative. The new playground will help make play the easy choice for kids and families in Framingham.
Play is essential to physical, creative, cognitive, social and emotional development. Through this project, Hoops and Homework will work with The CarMax Foundation and KaBOOM! to make a difference in their community and address the most urgent needs of kids.
In August, kids from the surrounding community came together to draw their dream playground.
The playground is based off their drawings and will provide more than 1,200 kids in Framingham with a great, safe place to play.
The CarMax Foundation has provided the majority of the funding for the playground through its national partnership with KaBOOM!, supporting The Foundation’s commitment to furthering the cause of children’s healthy living.
The project is among 33 playgrounds The CarMax Foundation and KaBOOM! will build across the country by the end of 2018 – a $5 million investment.
Volunteers are still needed from the community on Wednesday, October 17
October 17 schedule:
- 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Kick-off ceremony
- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.Best viewing of playground construction
- 1 to 2:30 p.m.Final construction phase
- 2:30 to 3 p.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony
Cochituate Homes Cooperative is located at 12A Interfaith Terrace in Framingham.