Field, playground and sports field to benefit the children of the Fort Mohave community | The Bee – The Buzz in Bullhead City – Lake Havasu City – Kingman – Arizona – California

WHAT: Children in Fort Mohave, Arizona will soon have a brand new state-of-the-art playground and sports field to enjoy and promote the game. Volunteers from Fiesta Bowl Charities, BHHS Legacy Foundation and KABOOM! will come together to build the playground and sports field from scratch. These facilities join the more than 70,000 square foot grass pitch that was transported to the site last spring after serving as the 2021 guaranteed rate pitch in downtown Phoenix.

The field and sports complex will be located in the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fort Mohave Clubhouse at the Colorado River and will serve the entire Fort Mohave community. It will be the 12e playground across the state built by Fiesta Bowl Charities and KABOOM!

WHEN: Saturday October 22

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Volunteers build a playground and sports field

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Inauguration ceremony on the football field

WHERE: 4762 La Riquesa road.

Fort Mohave, Arizona, 86426

WHO: Kristina Chumpol, Fiesta Bowl Senior Director of Community Relations

Fall Boyle-Robinson, CEO of Colorado River Boys and Girls Clubs

Dan Oehler, Chairman of the BHHS Legacy Foundation Board

catheteren Walker, PNC Bank Regional President for Phoenix/Northern Arizona

Derrickk Dixon, KABUM! Project Manager

VISUALS: Before and after photos of the playground

Volunteers assembling and hand building a playground structure, mulching and pouring concrete

Volunteers laying the flooring of a sports field

Inauguration ceremony of the complex

WHY: Play is essential for physical, creative, cognitive, social and emotional development. The new playground will serve hundreds of children in the Fort Mohave area. Members of the Fort Mohave community were heavily involved throughout the process. It will be the first playground in the Fort Mohave community and will accommodate over 800 children. Before construction, families had to travel about 20 minutes to the nearby town of Bullhead to get to a playground. This new play space will provide additional access to the game as well as more opportunities for creativity and teamwork.

Sponsored by BHHS Legacy and part of the 2022-23 Fiesta Bowl Charities grant cycle, Fiesta Bowl Charities awarded KABOOM! funding to help build this playground, on the 12e built in Arizona by Fiesta Bowl Charities and KABOOM! Fiesta Bowl Charities supports KABOOM! in promoting and protecting the right of the child to active play at home, at school and in the community.

About the organization of the Fiesta Bowl

Since 1971, the Fiesta Bowl has been a world-class community organization executing innovative experiences, driving economic growth, and championing charitable causes, inspiring pride in all Arizonans during and outside of college football season. As a non-profit organization, it is driven by its vision of the importance of community outreach and service. Thanks to the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, the Guaranteed Rate Bowl and its events throughout the year, such as the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Lerner & Rowe, corporate partnerships and numerous community events throughout the year. year-round, the organization provides charitable donations to enhance Arizona nonprofit organizations that serve communities through youth, sports and education.

About Kaboom!

KABUM! is the national nonprofit organization committed to ending playspace inequality – the reality that quality places to play are not available to all children, especially in communities of color. Since 1996, KABOOM! has partnered with children and communities to create or transform more than 17,000 playspaces and ensure nearly 12 million children have equitable access to the critical benefits and opportunities that playspaces provide. By 2022 , KABOOM! launched the 25-in-5 Initiative to End Inequality Play Spaces, the $250 million plan to accelerate its mission in 25 high-priority locations over five years. Learn more about kaboom.org or join the conversation at Twitter, Facebook, instagramm, and LinkedIn.

About Colorado River Boys and Girls Clubs

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Colorado River are focused on one goal; enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Founded in 1988, the club has continually served youth in the tri-state area with after-school and summer programs ensuring all children have a safe and fun place to go. To learn more and stay up to date on all future events, please visit our website www.clubriver.org and follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/clubriviere.

About BHHS Legacy

The BHHS Legacy Foundation supports organizations that improve health and quality of life in the Greater Phoenix area and the northern Arizona tri-state area. It does this by funding grants to nonprofit organizations with health-related programs, nurturing collaborative partnerships, and raising funds through Legacy Connection to support community organizations. To date, the BHHS Legacy Foundation has invested more than $110 million in nonprofit organizations to support programs in our communities.

About PNC Bank

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and a local offering of personal and business banking services, including a full range of loan products; specialized services for businesses and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For more information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.

About Lerner & Rowe Personal Injury Lawyers

Attorneys Glen Lerner and Kevin Rowe have made Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys one of the nation’s largest personal injury firms with 11 locations in Arizona alone, over 50 total attorneys and over 350 total support staff. The law firm’s continued high levels of success can be attributed to the high levels of respect and dignity shown to victims and their family members injured in an accident. Additionally, the firm prides itself on nurturing these relationships because it knows that a personal injury attorney can make all the difference in securing fair compensation for the pain and suffering inflicted on victims of tortious driving. Learn more about the company and the many other community services it supports at LernerAndRowe.com, LernerAndRoweGivesBack.com and @LernerAndRowe on Instagram.

Denise W. Whigham