Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) and national non-profit KaBOOM! awarded Revive South Jersey a $15,000 Let’s Play Community Construction Grant that will be used to revitalize the Johnson Reeves playground located at the corner of East Avenue and Wood Street in Bridgeton.
The grant is part of Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple to get kids and families active nationwide. According to the press release, unstructured, child-directed play has proven to help kids develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually.
“We are excited for the possibilities that this grant will bring to the neighborhood and the families who live near the playground,” said Jonathan Cummings, executive director of Revive South Jersey. “This grant is going to help make the dream of revitalizing this park a reality and provide a great place for families to gather and children to play. We couldn’t be more grateful to the KaBOOM! and Dr Pepper Snapple team for choosing to invest here.”
Through this grant, the Johnson Reeves playground, which has sat unused and underutilized for years, will be given an overhaul with brand new playground equipment that will allow the park to once again be a great place for community.
Created in 2011, Let’s Play provides the tools, places and inspiration to make play a daily priority. The initiative began with a three-year commitment to KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all kids get the joyful childhood filled with play they need to thrive.
To learn more about Let’s Play visit them at www.LetsPlay.com.