Build playgrounds with SLAM

by August 10, 2007

By Susan Price

Back in June I wrote about a partnership SLAM started with KaBOOM!, a great organization that builds playgrounds all over the country. SLAM is part of a great initiative in the Gulf Coast, building a playground at Guste Homes in New Orleans, LA, and one at War Memorial Park in Long Beach, MS. I put out the call to all of you do-gooders on the site to help us raise some much-needed money. Some of you responded, and I thank you for that. But we need more help. The deadline for donating is next Wednesday, August 15. So far, we have $3,400. I want us to get to $7,500. That means all we need are 100 readers to each give $41. That’s three copies of the new Kanye album. Or one replica KG Celtics jersey.

KaBOOM! recently had a playground build in Washington DC, and contributor Etan Thomas attended.

“When I was growing up, I saw things you can’t even imagine [on my community playgrounds]: syringes, glass, just terrible, terrible things,” said Etan. “What we are doing here is unbelievable.” So please, if you won’t take my word for it, take Etan’s. And help us make safer places for kids to play.

All you have to do is go to and follow the instructions. Remember to choose SLAM Magazine on the drop down menu that asks how you heard of KaBOOM! Be sure to say “SLAM MAGAZINE” or “SLAM sent me” on your check.

Take a look at these before and after pics to see the impact we can have.



So head to right now and help us make a difference. You won’t regret it.

For more information on KaBOOM! and how you can help, go to