Urban Thinkscape Named Winner in KaBOOM! $1 Million Play Everywhere Challenge!

Urban Thinkscape Named Winner in KaBOOM! $1 Million Play Everywhere Challenge!
September 29, 2016 Brenna Hassinger-Das
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NYT article about the competition winners

Urban Thinkscape was selected as a winner in the Play Everywhere Challenge, a $1 million national competition that will award innovative ideas to make play easy, available, and fun for kids and families in cities across the U.S. The Challenge is hosted by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. Urban Thinkscape was selected as one of 50 winners out of a pool of more than 1,000 applications nationwide.

The Challenge, developed in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Target, Playworld, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the National Endowment for the Arts, attracted an outpouring of creative ideas to spark kids’ imaginations and get their bodies moving.

“Winners like Urban Thinkscape are at the vanguard of building kid-friendly cities that meet the needs of families and enable kids to thrive,” said James Siegal, CEO of KaBOOM!. “By integrating play into everyday spaces in such an innovative way, Urban Thinkscape is a great model to inspire other cities across the country to follow suit.”

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