Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) and national non-profit KaBOOM! awarded Bring On Play and the City of York a $15,000 Let’s Play Community Construction Grant that will be used to build a new playground at Memorial Park.
The grant is part of Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple to get kids and families active nationwide. Unstructured, child-directed play has proven to help kids develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually, yet today’s kids have less time and fewer opportunities to play than any previous generation. As a result of expanded Let’s Play grants and projects, more than 1 million kids will benefit from new or improved playgrounds around the nation between 2014 and 2016.
“BOP is grateful for KaBOOM!’s continued support of our efforts to create a more playful environment within the City of York,” said Cori Strathmeyer, Bring On Play chairperson. “Community members, organizations and business partners are working together to build our 6th playground within 6 years.”