Lebron to build playgrounds for needy youngsters

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The LeBron James Family Foundation announced a nationwide initiative to build innovative and safe playgrounds for various communities across the country. The first playground will be installed at the St. Bernard Recreation Center in New Orleans, which was

This initiative represents the latest effort by the Foundation to develop and sponsor programs and activities for children and families in need. State Farm is sponsoring the inaugural playground installation at the St. Bernard Recreation Center. “I feel good knowing that the kids at St. Bernard will have a new playground with the very best equipment,” said LeBron James, who established the Foundation in 2004.

It’s going to be a great place to play, have fun and hang out with friends and family. I am proud to be working with State Farm to help the children of New Orleans.” "State Farm, as the #1 insurance company in America, is pleased to be teaming up with the #1 player in the NBA to provide a safe and fun place for children and families,” said Pam El, State Farm Marketing vice president.

“We share the common goal of positively impacting lives of people in the community through education, health and wellness.” “These innovative playgrounds will provide families with the opportunity to be together and play together,” said Jakki Nance, executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation. “Our goal is to build family-focused play spaces that will encourage kids to stay fit and active while encouraging creative play. This new Foundation initiative will also help to strengthen the family unit and develop stronger ties between family members.”

The playground at St. Bernard will feature the latest in playsystem equipment and design from Landscape Structures, Inc., providing kids with a multidimensional experience that will keep them challenged so that they will play longer and more energetically. No Fault, the industry leader for playground and athletic surface products, is partnering with the Foundation to install a specially designed safety surface that will replicate a basketball court.

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