1 July 2014
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) said it has partnered with KaBOOM! to build a playground at the University Heights Center in Seattle.
It was the airline´s second playground build in the Seattle area. Last October, Delta constructed its first local playground at Brannan Park in Auburn, Wash. University Heights marks the third KaBOOM! build for Delta, and two more playground builds are scheduled for Minneapolis/St. Paul in July and Atlanta in October.
At the event, Medeiros surprised attendees when he presented a check to the University Heights Center for USD10,000, helping the organization surpass its fundraising goal. The donation will benefit the Academy for Precision Learning and University District Children´s Center.
More than 200 volunteers, including more than 100 Delta people and many more from the local community, mixed concrete, shoveled mulch, and assembled a new playground structure in just six hours as part of the one-day build. The new playground which was exclusively designed from drawings by children in the community replaces the previous structure, which was older, harder to access and designed only for older children.
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 165 million customers each year. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta´s blog takingoff.delta.com.
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to the bold new goal of ensuring that all children. For more information, visit kaboom.org/act or follow the conversation on why #playmatters at twitter.com/kaboom or facebook.com/kaboom.