Sherry Frick to Visit 50 Parks in Baltimore Area With Her Children This Summer
[Baltimore, MD] – Sherry Frick, a mother of three and resident of Baltimore, is one of nine parents who were selected to participate in the national Park-A-Day KaBOOM! Summer Challenge.
KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit dedicated to saving play for America's children. As part of its first-ever Park-A-Day Summer Challenge, KaBOOM! is asking participants to: take their children to at least 50 different local parks, playgrounds, or other public playspaces this summer; post photos and written updates to kaboom.org; and map each playspace in the KaBOOM! Playspace Finder (playspacefinder.kaboom.org).
Says Frick, “I'm a mom to three very active boys, ages 14, 10, and 5. I love parks! I majored in Parks and Recreation in college and worked as a park ranger before having children and becoming a stay-at-home mom. The Park-A-Day Challenge will give me incentive to actually take my boys to all the parks I mean to take them to, and to discover some exciting new ones.”
Frick looks forward to sharing her experiences with kaboom.org’s 100,000 monthly unique visitors, 4,100 Twitter followers, and 4,000 Facebook fans. Through the Park-A-Day Summer Challenge, she hopes to:
- Highlight the importance of outdoor playspaces, especially in a year when budget deficits are forcing hundreds of parks to close across the country
- Inspire other parents and kids to get outside, play, and explore this summer
- Create a comprehensive map of playspaces in Baltimore and draw attention to its local parks
Residents can follow Frick’s adventures at: connect.kaboom.org/sherry_frick
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization dedicated to saving play. Through community building, the company is focused on giving every child in America a great place to play within walking distance. Since 1995, KaBOOM! has used its innovative community-build model to bring together business and community interests to construct more than 1,700 new playgrounds, skate parks, sports fields and ice rinks across North America. KaBOOM! also offers a variety of resources, including an online community, free online trainings, grants, publications and the KaBOOM! National Campaign for Play, which includes Playful City USA and Playmakers – a national network of individual advocates for play. KaBOOM! also has offices in Chicago and San Mateo, Calif. For more information, visit www.kaboom.org.
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