Public Service Campaigns
Help Us Build a Safe and Accessible Playground in New Orleans
on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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.
On Tues., March 11, 2014, during the AAOS 2014 Annual Meeting, hundreds of volunteers will gather at FirstLine Schools' Arthur Ashe Charter School to help transform the site so that students and community children will have a safe and accessible playground to play.
Help make that dream playground possible:
- Become a sponsor of the 2014 Safe and Accessible Playground Build; or
- Register as a Build Day volunteer!
Dozens of children from Arthur Ashe students 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.
Track Build Day progress and conversations on Tuesday, March 11
via #WhyIBuild on both Facebook and Twitter.
AAOS 2013 Safe and Accessible Playground Build
Chicago: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Hundreds of AAOS members and volunteers helped transform the Faith Community of Saint Sabina in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood of Chicago, Ill., and made the gift of a Safe and Accessible Playground Build a reality for a very deserving community so that children with and without disabilities can play safely together.
For the past 14 years, the Academy has held a one-day volunteer build to kick off our Annual Meeting. We would like to continue to carry on that tradition with your help and could not do any of this without the generous support from our industry partners and the labors of our volunteers.
Site beautification, clean up and other rewarding projects also are available for children of all ages and abilities!
Thank you to the sponsors who have already pledged their support for the 2013 Safe and Accessible Playground build.
- News Release from the 2013 Safe and Accessible Playground Build
Thank you to our 2012 Safe and Accessible Playground build sponsors. This wonderful legacy would not be possible without their generous support!
Photos from our event held March 19, 2013 at the Faith Community of St. Sabina
Photos by Erin Lynn Ransford Photos by Dr. Richard Ressman
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Watch the 2013 Safe and Accessible Playground Build video.
Questions? Contact Kayee Ip at 847-384-4035 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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