Community Volunteers Build State-of-the-art Playground in Six Hours at
Creek Oaks Elementary School
LINCOLN, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Lincoln community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground
built at Creekside Oaks Elementary School. In just six hours, more than
200 volunteers from Foresters Financial™, Western Placer Unified School
District and the national non-profit KaBOOM! created the new playspace,
which will serve more than 1,200 children and their families in the
local community for years to come.
“For over 140 years Foresters Financial has focused on our Purpose,
which is to help families and strengthen communities,” said Jim Boyle,
President and CEO, Foresters Financial. “In 2018 we are excited to
complete our 150th playground build with KaBOOM!. This partnership
creates safe play areas where families can spend quality time together
while developing young bodies and minds. We know Lincoln community will
use this playground for many years to come.”
The design for the new playground is based on drawings created by
neighborhood children at a special Design Day event held in July. when
community members met with organizers from KaBOOM! and Foresters
Financial to design their dream playground. The drawings inspired the
final playground design.
Since 2006, Foresters Financial and KaBOOM! have built more than 150
beautiful playspaces across 86 cities in 31 states and provinces
throughout North America. Thanks to the hard work of over 9,900
Foresters members, sales partners and guests for the last eleven years,
we are positively impacting the lives of more than 5 million children by
providing them with access to play. Through each new playground,
families are better able to spend quality time together right in their
own neighborhoods, playing alongside Foresters members and community
“This is an amazing opportunity for the school,” said Reno Penders,
Principal at Creekside Oaks Elementary. “We are so lucky to get this
grant from Foresters Financial and KaBOOM!. The community will love the
new playground. Because it’s a community build, parents and students
will help design the playground and it will help bring the school
Play is the business of childhood and is essential to the physical,
cognitive, creative, social and emotional development of every kid. It’s
how kids build strong muscles and healthy bodies; it’s how they learn
problem-solving, conflict resolution and creativity; it’s how they make
friends and build strong bonds with adults. Play is critical to a kid’s
ability to thrive.
Foresters Financial is a KaBOOM! Founding Partner and National Partner.
Since 1996, KaBOOM! has been dedicated to ensuring that all kids get the
balance and active play they need to thrive.
About Western Placer Unified School District
Western Placer Unified School District is a public school district,
serving students in Lincoln and Sheridan, California. Currently, Western
Placer educates over 7,000 students with seven elementary schools, two
middle schools, one high school, and one continuation high school. Our
mission is to empower students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes
for success in an ever-changing world.
About Foresters Financial
Foresters Financial™ is a purpose-driven financial services provider
with more than three million clients and members in the United States,
Canada and the United Kingdom, and total funds under management of $45.1
billion1. With a history of more than 140 years, we provide
life insurance, savings, retirement and investment solutions that help
families achieve their financial goals, protect their families and
improve their communities. For more information, visit foresters.com.
Foresters Financial and Foresters are trade names and trademarks of The
Independent Order of Foresters (a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don
Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9) and its subsidiaries.
Products offered vary by country. Not all products are available for
distribution in all jurisdictions. In the United States, products are
offered by The Independent Order of Foresters and its subsidiaries,
including Foresters Financial Services, Inc. a registered broker-dealer.
Securities, life insurance and annuity products are offered through
Foresters Financial Services, Inc. or independent producers. Insurance
products are issued by Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company, New
York, or The Independent Order of Foresters. Investment advisory
products and services are offered through Foresters Advisory Services,
LLC, a registered investment adviser.
1 in Canadian dollars as of December 31, 2017
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids –
especially those living in poverty – the childhood they deserve through
great, safe places to play. KaBOOM! inspires communities to make play
the easy choice and works to drive the national discussion about the
importance of PLAYces. KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build
or improve more than 17,000 playspaces, engaged more than 1.5 million
volunteers and served over 9 million kids. To learn why play matters for
all kids, visit kaboom.org and
join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom,
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Western Placer Unified School District:
Greg Hubert, 416-429-3000 ext. 4044