Coweta Community Foundation Sponsors Howard Warner Playground Build
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2017
Contact: Ginger Queener
Coweta Community Foundation awarded $15,000 Let’s Play Construction Grant from Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and national nonprofit KaBOOM!
(October 4, 2017) Newnan, GA — Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) and national nonprofit KaBOOM! have awarded the Coweta Community Foundation a $15,000 Let’s Play Community Construction Grant that will be used to help build a playground at the Howard Warner Community Center in Newnan.
The grant is part of Let’s Play, an initiative by DPS to provide kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority.Unstructured, child-directed play has proven to help kids develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually, yet today’s kids have less time and fewer opportunities to play than any previous generation. As a result of Let’s Play grants and projects, more than 6.5 million kids will benefit from new or improved playgrounds around the nation by the end of 2020.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have received this grant that will benefit so many children at the Howard Warner Community Center,” said Foundation Chair Ginger Queener. “This gift from Dr Pepper Snapple Group will go a long way toward helping bring the new playground to life, and we couldn’t be more thankful to have been selected.”
Dr Pepper Snapple has committed more than $35.5 million to Let’s Play through 2019, impacting youth-serving organizations across the U.S., as well as Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Through Let’s Play, Dr Pepper Snapple partners with two nonprofit organizations, KaBOOM! and Good Sports, to build and improve playgrounds in underserved communities and provide grants for sports equipment. In this way, Dr Pepper Snapple is doing its part to help eliminate the play deficit by making active play possible for more kids.
Since its launch in 2011, Let’s Play has provided more than 10 million children with more opportunities to play via safe, accessible playgrounds and sports equipment. Moreover, by 2020 it will have engaged more than 80,000 volunteers from Dr Pepper Snapple, its partners and its communities in this effort.
To join the conversation and learn how to apply for the various available grants to make communities more active and playful, visit Let’s Play at www.LetsPlay.com.
The Coweta Community Foundation is a publicly supported 501(c)3 organization that helps focus local philanthropy on the community's changing needs. The Foundation manages individual gifts and bequests as an endowed pool of assets, distributing grants to a wide variety of organizations that enhance and support the quality of life in Coweta County, while maintaining the charitable intent of the donors. For more information, call the Foundation at 770-253-1833.