Carrie Underwood Helps Build Playground In Hometown
October 17, 2011 at 6:45 AM (PT)
ARISTA NASHVILLE artist CARRIE UNDERWOOD worked with her C.A.T.S. (CHECOTAH ANIMAL TOWN AND SCHOOL) FOUNDATION and KaBOOM! on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th, to build a new playground at MARSHALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in UNDERWOOD’s hometown of CHECOTAH, OK. More than 200 volunteers helped built the playground in less than eight hours, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held after the playground was complete.
UNDERWOOD said, “We had the most amazing day putting together something truly special for the kids – and the community. I’m so proud that so many volunteered their time to be here today.”
MARSHALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Principal JANN LEDBETTER said, “On behalf of the MARSHALL ELEMENTARY students and staff, I would like to thank CARRIE UNDERWOOD for her generous donation to KaBOOM!, which made this playground project possible. It is particularly special for us because this was CARRIE’s elementary school. At MARSHALL we believe that play is of the utmost importance in the physical, mental and social development of young children. We are incredibly grateful to the C.A.T.S. FOUNDATION, KaBOOM!, and community and parent volunteers who have come together in making our dream playground a reality. Together we have positively affected our current and future student’s lives for the better.”
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