The Play Brigade B.A.A. 5k!



138% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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The Story

EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2015

When Boston-area parents Dawn and Justin Oates realized their local playground was not equipped so their mobility-impaired daughter Harper could play alongside her siblings, they had a vision of creating a world for all individuals where there are no barriers to play, recreation, sports, and where inclusion is the cornerstone of community. From that vision, The Play Brigade was born to provide inclusive sports and recreation equipment to communities and organizations; educate people about the importance of the need and right to belong and participate in play, regardless of age or ability; and provide programming that brings both together.

Partnering with The National Inclusion Project (co-founded by entertainer Clay Aiken), The City of Boston Parks & Recreation, and the Town of Brookline Division of Parks and Open Space, the initial goal is to raise $1M+ toward inclusive equipment, as well as playground construction in the Greater Boston area. Planning for three playgrounds is underway, and construction is planned to begin in late 2015. Please consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation to this important cause, and you will see how your contribution directly impacts the local community in a way that is both tangible and vital.