100s of Volunteers Help Install New Playground in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO -- Hundreds of volunteers got their hands dirty Friday to give children struggling through hard times a place to forget about their hardships and have fun.

Kimberly Filos-Smith is just one of many who was knee deep in mulch putting together a playground for Next Move, a program that houses and helps the homeless and disabled in Sacramento, "My heart beats for them I'm so glad this is going to help someone," she said.

The organization is one of just 10 places nationwide chosen for a playground build by the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group's "Lets Play" initiative.

Gina Mordeaux with the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group said, "To keep them active, learn to have a balanced lifestyle with their development and growth it's very important."

In just six hours, nonprofit KaBOOM! transformed the lot by Next Move into a fun zone, but the playground isn't the only thing they'll get. Good Sports donated more than $165,000 worth of sports equipment to the shelter and other organizations around the Sacramento area.

"To see the kids faces light up it's a complete change in attitude and their outlook on life," said Tricia Rosenbaum executive director of Next Move.