Playground Build: Black Mountain Primary
Playground Build: Black Mountain Primary
Posted on 10/03/2018
Foresters Financial, KaBOOM!, YMCA Increase Access to Play in Black Mountain

200 Community Volunteers Join Forces to Build a New Playground at Black Mountain

Volunteers from Foresters Financial, the YMCA of Western North Carolina, Buncombe County
Schools, and the community will join KaBOOM! on Saturday, Oct. 6 to transform an empty
site into a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground in just six hours at Black Mountain
Primary. The new playground will help make play the easy choice for kids and families in
Black Mountain.

The YMCA of Western North Carolina has an active afterschool program at Black Mountain
Primary, and knew the school’s current playground was in desperate need of a makeover.
Because the Y is dedicated to strengthening community, it successfully applied for a
KaBOOM! grant to transform the space into a safe, fun environment for students and their

In August, local kids came together to design their dream playground. The finished product,
which is based on their concepts, will be a wonderful place for more than 1,800 kids in Black
Mountain to play.

Since 2006, Foresters Financial and KaBOOM! have built 150 beautiful playspaces across 86
cities in 31 states and provinces throughout North America. Thanks to the hard work of
more than 9,900 Foresters members, sales partners, and guests for the past 11 years, more
than 5 million children have access to play. Through each new playground, families are
better able to spend quality time together in their own neighborhoods, playing alongside
Foresters members and community partners.

The Black Mountain Primary playground is part of a broader effort led by Foresters Financial
and KaBOOM! to ensure communities have great PLAYces for kids and families. It will be the
151 st build by Foresters Financial. Through this partnership, KaBOOM! and Foresters
Financial are creating an oasis where kids feel valued and loved, and where their potential is
supported, nurtured, and celebrated.

WHEN: Saturday, October 6

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Foresters Family Fun Zone (arts, crafts, games and more)
8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Kickoff ceremony
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Best viewing of playground construction
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Final construction phase
2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony
(Times approximate)

WHERE: Black Mountain Primary

301 E State St.
Black Mountain, NC 28711

WHO: Hundreds of community volunteers
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