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Building a New Playground with Fiesta Bowl Charities and KaBOOM!

April 10, 2018
Published In: Community Investment

​Over 200 volunteers from Fiesta Bowl Charities, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River, EPCOR and the Bullhead City community will join KaBOOM! on Saturday, April 21 to transform an empty site into a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground in just 6 hours. The new playground will help make play the easy choice for children and families in Bullhead City at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River.

In February, children from the surrounding community came together to draw their dream playground. The playground is based off their drawings and will provide more than 1,300 kids in Bullhead City with a great, safe place to play.

Essential to development

Play is essential to physical, creative, cognitive, social and emotional development. Currently, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River serves over 1,300 children per year and gives them a safe and fun place to play, climb and imagine. Through this project, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River will work with Fiesta Bowl Charities, EPCOR and KaBOOM! to make a difference in their community and address the most urgent needs of kids.

Sponsored by EPCOR, as part of the Fiesta Bowl Charities 2017-18 grant cycle, Fiesta Bowl Charities granted KaBOOM! funding to help build this playground, the fifth built in Arizona by Fiesta Bowl Charities and KaBOOM!. Fiesta Bowl Charities supports KaBOOM! in promoting and protecting a child's right to active play at home, at school and in the community.

Come join us

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River
2250 Highland Rd,
Bullhead City, AZ 86442

Saturday, April 21
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Kick-off ceremony
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Best viewing of playground construction
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Final construction phase
2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony
(Times approximate)

Join us and give back alongside hundreds of community volunteers, Fiesta Bowl's mascot Spirit, Fiesta Bowl's Senior Director of Marketing and Community Relations, and EPCOR USA President Joe Gysel.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River is focused on one goal: to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Founded in 1988, the Club has continuously served the youth of the tri-state area with after-school and summer programs ensuring that all kids have a safe and fun place to go. To learn more and stay up to date on all future events, please visit our website and follow us on Facebook

About The Fiesta Bowl

The Fiesta Bowl's vision is to be a world-class community organization that executes innovative experiences, drives economic growth and champions charitable causes, inspiring pride in all Arizonans. As a nonprofit organization, it believes in the importance of community outreach and service. Through charitable giving, the organization strives to enhance Arizona nonprofit organizations that contribute to the success of communities through youth, sports, education and human services. Since 1971, the Fiesta Bowl has worked to increase its footprint across the state and work to benefit Arizonans year round, both during and outside of bowl season. For more information about its local impact and how to get involved, visit


EPCOR USA is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, EPCOR USA's wholly owned subsidiaries build, own and operate water, wastewater and natural gas facilities and infrastructure in the southwestern United States. EPCOR USA is among the largest private water utilities in the Southwest. In addition to natural gas operations in Texas, through its subsidiaries, EPCOR USA delivers regulated water and wastewater service to more than 360,000 people in Arizona and New Mexico and delivers wholesale water services to municipalities in the Austin metropolitan area.

About KaBOOM!

KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids – especially those living in poverty – the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play. KaBOOM! inspires communities to make play the easy choice and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of PLAYces. KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build or improve more than 17,000 playspaces, engaged more than 1.5 million volunteers and served over 9 million kids. To learn why play matters for all kids, visit and join the conversation at, and #playmatters #PLAYceforKids


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River:

Autumn Boyle-Robinson
Phone: (928) 763-1411 

Fiesta Bowl:

Jackie Hobson 
Phone: (602) 625-5733 


Anna Garcia 
Phone: (623) 445.2456


Caroline Finnell 
Phone: (202) 464-6164 

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