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Grant for Imagination Playground from Target and KaBOOM!

Fort Worth, Texas, December 1, 2016 – Target and national non-profit KaBOOM! awarded Fort Worth ISD’s M.H. Moore Elementary School a $15,930 grant to use toward the purchase of an Imagination Playground in a Cart™, an innovative playground equipment system.

KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve through play, is working with Target to increase access to play across the country. Grants for Imagination Playgrounds are helping to achieve that goal by bringing active play to more than 430,000 kids across the country.

Imagination Playground in a Cart™ is an innovative design in play equipment that encourages creativity, communication and collaboration in play. With a collection of custom-designed, oversized blue foam parts, Imagination PlaygroundTM provides a changing array of elements that allow children to turn their playground into a space constantly built and re-built by their imagination.

“The new playground will offer kids a safe place to play,” said M.H. Moore Principal Elizabeth Yoder. “I am proud to be a part of the group that will bring in this fun, new playground for our students and our community.”

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. The grant is part of Target’s ongoing efforts to help make wellness more affordable, accessible and inspirational for its team members, guests and communities.