22
February
2022
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10:14 AM
America/Denver

Fiesta Bowl Charities, SRP and KABOOM! to Build New Playground at Camp Verde Elementary School

2,000 square-foot kid-designed playground to benefit children and the Camp Verde community

WHAT:
Children at Camp Verde Elementary in Camp Verde, Arizona, will soon have a brand new state-of-the-art play space. Volunteers from Fiesta Bowl Charities, the Salt River Project and KABOOM! will come together to build the 2,000 square-foot playground from the ground up. In November, children from the school shared drawings of their dream play space. Their dreams become reality as the new playground integrates those ideas for a one-of-a-kind build, the 11th playground across the state constructed by Fiesta Bowl Charities and KABOOM!

WHEN:
Friday, February 25
8:00 – 4:00 p.m.   Volunteers construct playground at Camp Verde Elementary
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.    Ribbon-cutting ceremony

WHERE:
Camp Verde Elementary
200 Camp Lincoln Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

DETAILS:
Play is essential to physical, creative, cognitive, social and emotional development. The new playground will serve hundreds of children who attend Camp Verde Elementary School and live in the surrounding area. Camp Verde community members have been heavily involved throughout the process. Currently, over 300 hundred children at Camp Verde share one play structure. This new playground will provide additional access to play as well as more opportunities for creativity and teamwork.

Sponsored by SRP, as part of the Fiesta Bowl Charities 2021-22 grant cycle, Fiesta Bowl Charities granted KABOOM! funding to help build this playground, the 11th built in Arizona by Fiesta Bowl Charities and KABOOM! Fiesta Bowl Charities supports KABOOM! in promoting and protecting a child’s right to active play at home, at school and in the community.

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WHO:  
Kristina Chumpol, Fiesta Bowl Community Relations Director
Jaclyn Campbell, Principal, Camp Verde Elementary
Lucas Shaw, SRP Manager of Water Rights
Derrick Dixon, KABOOM! Project Manager

VISUALS: 
 Before and after shots of the playground site
Volunteers assembling and hand-building playground structure, mulching and pouring concrete
Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate playground

About SRP

SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 750,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.