Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) and the national non-profit KaBOOM! awarded Dworshak Elementary PTO a Let’s Play Community Construction Grant that will be used to replace an old, worn out play set and swings at the playground of Dworshak Elementary.
The playground build is made possible by Let’s Play, an initiative by KDP to provide the funding, equipment and play spaces to help kids and families make active play a daily priority. Through Let’s Play, KDP and its partners are committed to helping create safe and inspiring PLAYces for Burley kids to learn, explore, grow and just be kids.
“The Dworshak PTO has been working tirelessly to make this school and playground safe, inviting and an exciting place to be. Being awarded this grant sends us leaps and bounds in the right direction for change in our school.” said Jamie Brower, Dworshak PTO treasurer. She along with Nichole Searle, Dworshak PTO president, are the KaBOOM! grantee co-chairs.
Dworshak Elementary’s main playground equipment has become unsafe for students and community member to utilize. With the KaBOOM! grant and the fundraising efforts of Dworshak PTO, we are going to be able to replace the swing set and the main play set, within the 2019-2020 school year.
KDP has committed $38.5 million to Let’s Play through 2019, impacting youth-serving organizations across the U.S., as well as Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Through Let’s Play, KDP partners with two non-profit organizations, KaBOOM! and Good Sports, to build and improve playgrounds in underserved communities and provide grants for sports equipment. In this way, KDP is doing its part to help eliminate the play deficit by making active play possible for more kids.
Visit Let’s Play at www.LetsPlay.com to join the conversation and learn how to apply for the various available grants to make communities more active and playful.