24 Hour Fitness and KaBOOM! Team Up to Help SAVE PLAY.
Play is exercise. Exercise is play.
That’s how it worked when you were a kid. That’s how it works at 24 Hour Fitness.
And that’s why we have partnered with the national non-profit KaBOOM! to help SAVE PLAY and build and improve playgrounds in communities where kids need them most.
Our partnership with KaBOOM! will help children across the country get the 60 minutes of play they need every day. 24 Hour Fitness members know that their club is the place to stay healthy and active. Supporting KaBOOM! helps kids all across the country get the playgrounds they need to grow into healthy and active adults.
24 Hour Fitness Members Help KaBOOM! Save Play.
During July 2009, 24 Hour Fitness partnered with KaBOOM! on a national campaign to save play. Throughout the month, members at all U.S. club locations were invited to donate to nonprofit KaBOOM!, whose mission is to build a safe place to play within walking distance of every child in America.
Over 60,000 members donated, raising more than $140,000 during the month. “Supporting KaBOOM! helps kids all across the country get the outdoor play space they need to grow into healthy and active adults,” says Darell Hammond, co-founder and CEO of KaBOOM!.
Thank you to the members and team members that made this campaign a success. To learn more about KaBOOM!, please visit www.kaboom.org.
Working Together to SAVE PLAY Across the Country.
In Fall 2008, 24 Hour Fitness and KaBOOM! helped two Houston communities rebuild safe places for kids to play in areas that had been devastated by Hurricane Ike. Donations from 24 Hour Fitness Members in the Houston-area helped to build the playgrounds. In Spring 2009, we introduced Imagination Playground – a joint effort by KaBOOM! and the Rockwell Group – at our 24 Hour Fitness Kids Club in San Jose, CA. This portable playground, designed by award-winning architect David Rockwell, instantly transforms any space into an place ever-changing environment where the imagination can run wild.
Help SAVE PLAY in your Community.
There are several ways you can get involved and help SAVE PLAY.
Start by making sure your favorite place to play is on the KaBOOM! national map! Show the world what makes your park great (or not so great) – and find other great places to play – using the KaBOOM! Playspace Finder.
Or help SAVE PLAY in your neighborhood by hosting a KaBOOM! Play Day. It’s a block party, a backyard BBQ, and a day of service all rolled into one! Get started with a free online planner.