We finally did it! Thanks to a host of dedicated and generous folks, who were determined to make this project a reality, Bolton Academy now has an amazing new playground! This project finishes out an initiative SOFi and the Bolton PTA started back in 2016 to upgrade our students' entire outdoor play space, transforming it into a safe, functional and fun place to play.
With help from Hooty's Nest Egg donations, we completed the first phase back in January, replacing the playground's natural field (a.k.a. The Dust Bowl!) with a durable, manmade turf field that's since been the scene of many an epic soccer match (we've probably got some future United players on campus!), to-the-death kickball games and miles and miles worth of running for tag.
For the second phase, KaBOOM! and Delta came onboard, providing additional resources from planning to funding to sweat equity necessary to see the project through. Bolton students selected Design C from among three options provided by KaBOOM! The final build includes plenty of slides, places to climb and a spinning whirl for hours of dizzying fun.
A huge thanks to everyone who supported this project over the past few years and everyone who came out this past weekend for the final push! Bolton Academy is now a great place to play and we can't wait to see how much the kids love it when they come back from Fall Break.
THANK YOU to
SOFi & PTA Board Members & Volunteers
Hooty's Nest Egg Donors
KaBOOM! for Logistics, Planning and Design
Delta for Funding, Volunteers, Tools, Catering and a $10,000 bonus!