ARLINGTON, Texas – Cowboys mascot Rowdy joined friends from KaBOOM! and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Tuesday in helping children from The Salvation Army's Youth Education Town in Arlington design their dream playground.
The playground, which is set to be built Oct. 1, will provide more than 200 children in the Arlington community with a safe space to play. Its location is home to The Salvation Army's soon-to-open Youth Education Town, as well as a 45-bed Salvation Army family shelter. The playground's build and ribbon-cutting will be part of the Youth Education Town's month-long opening celebration. (To learn more about the Youth Education Town, visit http://www.salvationarmyyet.org/.)
The playground build is part of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group's Let's Play program aimed at encouraging kids and families to live an active lifestyle nationwide. Under the guidance of KaBOOM! project leaders, volunteers from around the community – including Dallas Cowboys rookie players – will help build the Youth Education Town playground in just one day.