200 Community Volunteers Unite to Build a New Playground at Aycock Park
Volunteers from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC), Rocky Mount Housing Authority, the City of Rocky Mount and the community will join KaBOOM! on Wednesday, August 29th at Aycock Park to transform this empty site into a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground in just six hours. The new playground will help make play the easy choice for kids and families in Rocky Mount.
The current playground at Aycock Park was installed in 1998 and is in dire need of replacement. The KaBOOM! grant, with funding from Blue Cross NC, has given the City of Rocky Mount and the Rocky Mount Housing Authority the opportunity to replace this playground and has served as a catalyst for other park improvements to make a difference in the community.
In July, kids from the surrounding community came together to draw their dream playground. The playground is based off their drawings and will provide more than 1,900 kids in Rocky Mount with a great, safe place to play.
This playground is part of a broader effort led by Blue Cross NC and KaBOOM! to ensure communities have great PLAYces for kids and families. It will be the 11th build by Blue Cross NC. Through this partnership, Blue Cross NC and KaBOOM! are creating an oasis where kids feel valued and loved, and where their potential is supported, nurtured and celebrated.