Community Builds Playground in A Day

Community Builds Playground In A Day
Posted on 09/27/2018
Promesa West Corpus Christi Kaboom Playground Build VolunteersPublished 5:38 p.m. CT June 14, 2018
From the Corpus Christi Caller Times

At 7 a.m., it was just a parking lot on Corpus Christi's Westside.

By 4 p.m., it was a fully functional playground ready for new students to play on once doors open at Promesa College Prep-West Corpus Christi.

Amanda Castillo's daughter will enroll in first grade at Promesa next fall. She spent the day volunteering with other parents and community members on the structure that her daughter will eventually play on.

"I wanted to give back to my community, and also, this is really fun," Castillo said. "I'm very happy they're (bringing the charter school here). I want to prepare her more for the future."

Final playground at Promesa College Prep-West Corpus Christi
Nearly 200 volunteers signed up to help build the "playscape," which was funded by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group's Let's Play Initiative and headed up by KaBOOM!. The corporation donated $50,000 for the construction.