Isn't this awesome?!
Today was the So Kids Can playground build day. Rink Rat Timmy came out to help, too, along with a lot of other caps fans and people who just loved the idea of building a playground (if you've never volunteered with KaBoom, I highly recommend it). We started this morning with an empty lot of lots of random stuff--well, not so random, but it looked random--strewn about and some holes in the ground. Five hours later, we had a finished playground plus picnic tables, benches, a kicking mural, and some cool planter/bench/trellises.
Mike Green brought some friends along to help:
and this guy says THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PLEDGES!
And a big thank you from me, too, because this truly is a huge group effort each season.
Eliot Segal was also there, running around like a maniac, as he always does. (largely unrelated, but Eliot and I had a great chance to talk about the upcoming Lupus walk. So if you have nothing to do on Oct, 2, come out and join Ted, Eliot, Me, and Mama Birdie!)
and a few more playground pics and one more THANK YOU from me!
and VIDEO! not too much building of the playground, but a lot of the kids playing on it.