the national non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all
children get the balance of active play they need to become healthy and
successful adults, and WWE announced a partnership to
build a playground in New Orleans
during WrestleMania® Week.
and WWE are teaming up to build a new playground at Woodland West
Elementary School in Harvey, Louisiana, which serves more than 700
children in grades K-5. To kick-off
the project, WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston® hosted a Design Day at
Woodland West Elementary during which children had the chance to
brainstorm, draw and design their dream playground.
Elements from the drawings will be incorporated into the final design for the playground.
The children will have their final design come to life during
WrestleMania Week on Friday, April 4,
when WWE Superstars, WWE employees and community volunteers will spend
the day mulching, shoveling and hammering together to build them the
playground of their dreams. The playground build serves as part of WWE’s
week-long lineup of community outreach activities leading up to WrestleMania 30 on Sunday, April 6 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
is the national non-profit dedicated to the bold new goal of ensuring
that all children, particularly the 16 million American children living
in poverty, get the balance
of active play they need to become healthy and successful adults.
KaBOOM! has been a powerful champion for play since its founding in
1996, working with partners to build, improve and open more than 15,000
playgrounds, engage more than 1,000,000 volunteers
and serve more than 6,600,000 children. KaBOOM! creates and catalyzes
great places to play, inspires, empowers and leads play advocates, and
educates and elevates the societal conversation about the importance of
play in children’s lives. For more information,
visit www.kaboom.org/act or follow the conversation on why #PlayMatters at