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Summer 2018 Newsletter

Community Spotlight

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GracePoint Church, Brookings, SD

GracePoint Church on Brookings, SD, wanted to create a space where children would be excited to visit and participate in activities. The new project was completed in April and after it opened, the Pastor immediately noticed more family involvement within the organization while the parents loved visiting the children's area to watch their kids play. They call the space "a new environment that welcomes the whole family."

The Church partnered with Worlds of Wow!® for the themed environment and portable play elements that provides children of all ages and abilities the opportunity to play. Combined, the play space creates a dynamic place for children to play together and parents to stay involved with their church community. 

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Brand Spotlight

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First Inclusive Playground at Raceway

"This project is near and dear to our company's core values of integrity, respect, growth, and community," says Pocono Raceway CEO and Mattioli Foundation Director, Nick Igdalsky.

Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA recently opened the first inclusive playground at a NASCAR facility. This nearly 5,000 square-foot playground is designed by Play & Park Structures and is recognized as a National Demonstration Site. This playground will be another amenity available to race weekend camping and Infield Block Party guests. It will also be open to local residents and track visitors to use throughout the spring, summer and fall months free of charge.

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Community Giving

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"Big Kids with Sticks" Raced in Annual Dragon Boat Festival to Benefit Local Children's Hospital

In support of our Mission & Values, PlayCore employees from both the downtown Chattanooga and Fort Payne offices participated in the annual Dragon Boat Festival to benefit the Children's Hospital at Erlanger. This year's team raised over $3,300 from a multitude of fundraising events. This year's Dragon Boat Team, Big Kids with Sticks, placed fourth with our best finish ever!

Learn more about PlayCore's Commitment to Community

What's New

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Dero Zap: Oregon State Launches New Bike Commuter Rewards Program

Research shows the many ways that bicycling can increase health, equitable transportation, reduce pollution, and offer a practical resource for transportation.

Recently, Oregon State University is starting a new program to encourage more students and employees to bike to the Corvallis campus using Dero ZAP. This program, called ZAP Oregon State helps cyclists track their trips and earn prizes for biking to OSU. Most importantly, the program promotes health and fitness all while reducing parking and traffic congestion on campus.

Learn more about ZAP Oregon State

Program Spotlight

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Placemaking Magazine - first issue released

Placemaking is more than the latest buzzword. The concept is both a process and a philosophy born from community ideals and the embracing of public spaces as a vehicle for people to meet, intereact, breath fresh air, exercise, and promote well-being.

Read the first issue of our new publication, Placemaking, to learn more about the latest placemaking trends such as playful trails, dog parks, as well as uncover new ideas and additions to bring people and activity to place.

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