Field, playground and sport court to benefit children of Fort Mohave community

Published by The Bee News

October 13, 2022

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WHAT:            Children in Fort Mohave, Arizona, will soon have a brand-new, state-of-the-art playground and sport court to enjoy and promote play. Volunteers from Fiesta Bowl Charities, BHHS Legacy Foundation and KABOOM! will come together to build the playground and sport court from the ground up. These facilities join the 70,000+ square foot grass field that was transported to the site last spring after serving as the 2021 Guaranteed Rate Bowl field in downtown Phoenix. 

                        The field and sports complex will be located at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River’s Fort Mohave Clubhouse and will serve the entire Fort Mohave community. This will be the 12th playground across the state constructed by Fiesta Bowl Charities and KABOOM! 

WHEN:            Saturday, October 22  

                        8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.    Volunteers construct playground and sport court 

                        2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.    Ribbon-cutting ceremony on football field 

 

WHERE:          4762 La Riquesa Rd. 

                        Fort Mohave, AZ, 86426 

 

WHO:              Kristina Chumpol, Fiesta Bowl Senior Director of Community Relations 

                        Autumn Boyle-Robinson, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River CEO 

                        Dan Oehler, BHHS Legacy Foundation Board Chairman 

                        Cathleen Walker, PNC Bank Regional President for Phoenix/Northern Arizona 

                        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 

Volunteers laying flooring for sport court 

                        Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the complex 

WHY:              Play is essential to physical, creative, cognitive, social and emotional development. The new playground will serve hundreds of children in the Fort Mohave area. Fort Mohave community members have been heavily involved throughout the process. This will be the first playground in the Fort Mohave community and will serve more than 800 children. Before the build, families had to commute about 20 minutes to nearby Bullhead City to get to a playground. This new play space will provide additional access to play as well as more opportunities for creativity and teamwork. 

Sponsored by BHHS Legacy and part of the Fiesta Bowl Charities 2022-23 grant cycle, Fiesta Bowl Charities granted KABOOM! funding to help build this playground, the 12th 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.

About the Fiesta Bowl Organization 

Since 1971, the Fiesta Bowl is a world-class community organization that executes innovative experiences, drives economic growth and champions charitable causes, inspiring pride in all Arizonans during and outside of college football bowl season. As a nonprofit organization, it is driven by its vision for the importance of community outreach and service. Through the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, Guaranteed Rate Bowl and its year-round events, such as the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Lerner & Rowe, corporate partnerships and numerous community events throughout the year, the organization provides charitable giving to enhance Arizona nonprofit organizations that serve communities through youth, sports and education.   

 

About KABOOM! 

KABOOM! is the national nonprofit committed to ending playspace inequity – the reality that quality places to play are not available to every child, especially in communities of color. Since 1996, KABOOM! has partnered with kids and communities to create or transform 17,000+ playspaces and ensure that nearly 12 million kids have equitable access to the crucial benefits and opportunities that playspaces offer. In 2022, KABOOM! launched the 25 in 5 Initiative to End Playspace Inequity, the $250 million plan to accelerate its mission in 25 high-priority locations over five years. Learn more at kaboom.org or join the conversation on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn.  

About Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River is focused on one goal; to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Founded in 1988, the Club has continuously served the youth of the tri-state area with after-school and summer programs ensuring that all kids have a safe and fun place to go. To learn more and stay up to date on all future events please visit our website www.clubriver.org and follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/clubriver

About BHHS Legacy 

BHHS Legacy Foundation supports organizations that enhance health and quality of life in the Greater Phoenix area and the Tri-State region of northern Arizona. It does this by funding grants to nonprofits with health-related programs, nurturing collaborative partnerships, and raising funds through Legacy Connection to support community organizations. To date, BHHS Legacy Foundation had invested more than $110 million in nonprofits to support programs in our communities. 

About PNC Bank 

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.  

About Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys 

Attorneys Glen Lerner and Kevin Rowe have grown Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys into one of the largest personal injury firms in the country with 11 locations just in Arizona, over 50 total attorneys, and more than 350 total support staff. The law firm’s continuous exalted levels of success can be attributed to the high levels of respect and dignity shown to victims and family members hurt in an accident. Further, the firm takes pride in nourishing these relationships as they know a personal injury attorney can make all the difference in obtaining fair compensation for the pain and suffering inflicted upon the victims of tortious conduct. Learn more about the firm and the many other community services they support at LernerAndRowe.com, LernerAndRoweGivesBack.com, and @LernerAndRowe on Instagram.

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