On Tuesday evening, I was honored to be on the host committee that held a fantastic celebration for the the launch of Darell Hammond’s book, “KaBOOM! How One Man Built A Movement To Save Play.”
Held at the gorgeous home of one of Washington, DC’s most powerful and philanthropic families, David and Katherine Bradley, we had over 225 guests there to celebrate KaBOOM, one of the nation’s most compelling and interesting non-profits.
Katherine, Cokie Roberts, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and his wife, Karen (who also works at KaBOOM), delivered terrific remarks about this passion and vision of Darell.
KaBOOM is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. The organization will have build its 200th playground by this summer. And, miraculously, the non-profit has raised $200 million — from a combination of companies and private individuals.
The book is already on the best-seller lists of both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I strongly recommend this book. This remarkable story will motivate and inspire you. As many of you know, the youth obesity issue is a critical one. And, this organizations like KaBOOM are doing their part to get youngsters to play and become more active.