January 2015

Playground build to open AAOS meeting

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) will kick off its 2015 Annual Meeting on March 24 in Las Vegas with a one-day build of a playground designed with input from children from the local church community program Palabra Viva Las Vegas.

Children from the program, which provides educational, charitable, and recreational services to more than 1500 Spanish-speaking adults and children each week, put their imaginations to work during interactive exercises in December, sharing ideas about their ideal play space. AAOS has sponsored a one-day volunteer playground build to open its annual meeting since 2000. Its goal is to leave a legacy of safe and accessible playgrounds to its host cities so children with and without disabilities can play together safely. This year’s build is in partnership with KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to bringing play to kids who need it most.

The 2015 Annual Meeting will be held at the Venetian/Sands Expo March 24-28.

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