Member Opportunities



Since 2000, the Academy’s annual volunteer build project—the award-winning Safe and Accessible Playground building program in partnership with KaBOOM!—has provided an opportunity to visibly support playground safety and give something back to the communities we serve by helping with the construction of a safe and wheelchair-accessible play structure for children.

Help make a dream playground possible for the community of Palabra Viva Las Vegas in 2015

Become a sponsor of the 2015 Safe and Accessible Playground Build! The AAOS 2015 Safe and Accessible Playground Build will benefit the community surrounding Palabra Viva Las Vegas church.
Register as a Build Day volunteer! On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, the first day of the AAOS 2015 Annual Meeting, hundreds of volunteers (orthopaedic surgeons and their families, allied healthcare and industry partners, and community members) will come together for a one-day, all-volunteer playground build.
Thank you to the generous sponsors who have already contributed to the 2015 Safe and Accessible Playground. This wonderful legacy would not be possible without their generous support!
 
Approximately 30 children from Palabra Viva Las Vegas church let their imaginations soar during the December 11, 2014 Safe and Accessible Playground Build Design Day event.
Local orthopaedic surgeons Abdi Raissi, MDHugh L. Bassewitz, MD, and Michael L. Lee, MD—all board members of the Nevada Orthopaedic Society (NVOS) and physicians with Desert Orthopaedic Center—brought in props and x-rays to show common playground-related injuries to the foot and ankle, spine and arms and wrists. 
They talked to the children and parents about why the Academy builds safe and accessible playgroundsto minimize the number of traumatic playground-related injuries—and the importance of safe exercise and play to help children build strong bones for life.




Questions? Contact Kayee Ip at 847-384-4035 or email at ip@aaos.org.


 

2014 Safe and Accessible Playground Build: New Orleans

Dozens of children from Arthur Ashe Charter School, a FirstLine School, let their imaginations soar during the November 2013 Safe and Accessible Playground Build Design Day event. Local orthopaedic surgeons Scott F.M. Duncan, MD, chairman of the department of orthopaedic surgery at Ochsner Health System, and McCall G. McDaniel, with Tulane University School of Medicine, were on hand to answer build-related questions and share information about playground safety and the importance of safe exercise and play in building strong bones for life.

On Tues., March 11, 2014, during the AAOS 2014 Annual Meeting, hundreds of volunteers—orthopaedic surgeons, allied health and industry partners, and families—gathered at Arthur Ashe to help transform the site so that students and community children will have a safe and accessible playground to play, despite the rain.


 

View photos from our Safe and Accessible Playground Build at Arthur Ashe Charter School:

Photos by Erin Lynn Ransford
Photos by Dr. Richard Ressman

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View Build Day progress and conversations via
#WhyIBuild on both Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Sponsors
Thank you to the generous sponsors who have contributed to the 2014 Safe and Accessible Playground. This wonderful legacy would not be possible without their generous support!

The 2014 AAOS Safe and Accessible Playground was built in partnership with:

Here is the 2014 Safe and Accessible Playground Post-Build Report:





TEKGROUP International, Inc.

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