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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana and KaBOOM! Increase Play Opportunities in Bozeman

Monday Aug. 6th, 2018

200 community volunteers unite to build a new playground at Bozeman Sports Park Volunteers from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, the City of Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department and the community will join KaBOOM! on Saturday, August 18 to transform an empty site into a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground in just six hours at Bozeman Sports Park.

The new playground will help make play the easy choice for kids and families in Bozeman.  Play is essential to physical, creative, cognitive, social and emotional development. The Bozeman Sports Park master plan includes a site for an all-inclusive play area for children of all ages and abilities. The play area will be utilized for the city’s day camps as well as by visiting families participating in soccer, lacrosse, and other field sport tournaments.

Through this playground project, the City of Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department, together with the Bozeman Sports Parks Foundation, will work with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana and KaBOOM! to make a difference in their community and address the most urgent needs of kids. In June, kids from throughout Bozeman came together to draw their dream playground.

The 2,500 square-foot playground is based off their drawings and will provide thousands of kids in Bozeman and beyond with an accessible, safe and fun place to play. Future features to be built in the Sports Park will include picnic pavilions, trails, open play areas, and a splash pad. This playground is part of a broader effort led by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana and KaBOOM! to ensure communities have great PLAYces for kids and families. It will be the fifth build by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana. Through this partnership, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana is creating an oasis where kids feel valued and loved, and where their potential is supported, nurtured and celebrated.  

WHEN: Saturday, August 18 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.   
Kick-off ceremony 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.