March 2016

AAOS supports local playground build

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) on March 1 joined the City of Kissimmee, FL, Central Avenue Elementary School, local residents, and organizers from Community Vision and KaBoom! to build a new community playground at Central Avenue Elementary.

Last December, children from the neighborhood drew their dream playgrounds, and more than 200 volunteers used a plan based on those drawings to finish the construction in less than six hours.

The new space provides a place to play for more than 2678 Kissimmee children.

Since 2000, the AAOS has sponsored a one-day volunteer build to kick off its annual meeting, which was held this year at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, March 1-5. The playground is the 17th built by AAOS and KaBoom!

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