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Stone Mountain Children to Design Playground

KaBOOM! and Dr. Pepper Snapple group join forces to support fun for local kids.

A new playground for the DeKalb Academy of Technology and Environment Charter School (D.A.T.E.) is in the works.

A design day, sponsored by KaBOOM! and the Dr. Pepper Snapple group, will be held at the school on Monday, June 11.  

In May, the same team joined up to .  

"Children from the school will put crayon to paper and draw their dream playgrounds," said KaBOOM! communications officer Mike Vietti, "which will ultimately become a reality."

Elements of the drawings will be incorporated into the final design, slated to be built on August 29.  The project is part of Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group to get kids and families active nationwide.

According to a June 7 press release, the first Let’s Play initiative is a $15 million, three-year commitment to KaBOOM! to build or fix up 2,000 playgrounds by the end of 2013, benefiting an estimated five million children across North America.  Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and KaBOOM! built or improved 528 playgrounds, benefitting an estimated 1.3 million children during the lifetime of the playgrounds. 

KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit dedicated to saving play.  

There is no playground equipment at D.A.T.E. Charter school, a school with over 650 K-8 kids.  The new playground will provide hundreds of children in the Stone Mountain community with a safe place to play. 

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