Past Projects

In partnership with the nonprofit organizations KaBOOM! and Good Sports, Let’s Play is working to eliminate the ‘play deficit’ by building and improving play spaces and providing grants for athletic equipment and gear. Check out stories from grant recipients, contest winners and volunteers to see how we’re making play happen nationwide.

On Friday, December 9th, 2016, Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Grupo Peñafiel and KaBOOM! partnered with the Municipio de Tecámac to build a great new play space in Tecámac, Mexico at the Deportivo Sierra Hermosa recreation center. The project was the final Let’s Play playground build in 2016! Municipio...
volunteers and crew for the st. louis pick pack play event

Through Let’s Play , Dr Pepper Snapple Group partners with two non-profit organizations: KaBOOM! to build playgrounds and Good Sports , which provides grants for sports equipment to help make active play possible. Earlier this year, local St. Louis organizations in need of sports equipment had the...
entire group of volunteers celebrating finishing the harlingen playground build

There are perhaps no more vulnerable children than those who have been emotionally or physically abused. For these kids, being removed from their homes is often a necessity, but a confusing, sad and frightening one. Such is the case for hundreds of Rio Grande Valley children each year who are...
volunteers in front of a completed playground

Playgrounds complete a neighborhood; they allow kids to socialize, learn and simply play. Families are the backbone to a neighborhood, because their bonds keep children and families there for generations. In East Point, a community in the metro Atlanta area, a brand new playground is there for...
volunteers celebrating the finished playground

I had the very cool opportunity recently to head to Cincinnati to witness a community come together for a common cause - building a playground from nothing so the children of that community could have a safe place to explore, learn and grow. If you’ve been following along, you know that I’m a Let’s...
VOLUNTEERS POSING FOR A PICTURE IN FRONT OF THE FINISHED PLAYGROUND

On Friday, September 9, 2016, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) led a fun-filled playground build at the John D. Milner Sports Complex just outside Atlanta in East Point, GA. The project will be highlighted at the NACS annual meeting in October...
volunteers in front of a completed playground

With storms in the forecast, there were a lot of questions on the minds of volunteers and organizers the morning of the Let’s Play Cincinnati project. Would there be rain? Would we have to evacuate the site? How many volunteers would show up? There was one thing that was never in question, though,...

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