Imagination Playground, LLC, http://www.imaginationplayground.com, creators of the breakthrough play space concept that encourages child-directed, unstructured free play, announced today their commitment to support family centers and summer camps interested in hosting summer Build-A-Thon events. Imagination Playground’s Build-A-Thon is an annual contest encouraging children to create with Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks and submit images of their builds to win prizes.

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 06, 2016

Imagination Playground, LLC, http://www.imaginationplayground.com, creators of the breakthrough play space concept that encourages child-directed, unstructured free play, announced today their commitment to support family centers and summer camps interested in hosting summer Build-A-Thon events.

Imagination Playground’s Build-A-Thon is an annual contest encouraging children to create with Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks and submit images of their builds to win prizes. Prizes include a Grand Prize of an all-expense-paid trip to build at the Imagination Playground Park in New York City and a 105-piece set of Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks. There are also 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for both physical and digital builds created with Imagination Playground’s 3D Builder mobile app. Over 500 prizes are available in all. Builders can win for themselves or support their favorite organization (school, church, daycare, community center) by nominating them to receive the Imagination Playground they are awarded.

Contest entries are accepted throughout the year, but summer break is an especially popular time for parents and teachers to bring children to build. Camps and family centers see hosting a summer Build-A-Thon event as way to create excitement around their facility while enriching their summer activities. The events bring families and entire communities together, while giving children access to create with Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks. Last year, over 1000 events were scheduled throughout the U.S.

Imagination Playground President and CEO David Krishock says, “The excitement is already growing around a new summer season of Build-A-Thon events that give so many children access to creative play. Partnering with camps and family centers to promote their events is our way of showing them thanks and support for all they do for their communities.”

There is no cost to participate as a Build-A-Thon summer event host, and Imagination Playground supplies all of the prizes. The events are also easy to run—children simply build, get photographed with their creations, and have their entry submitted by a parent or assisting adult.

Promotional support provided by Imagination Playground offers many additional benefits to participating partners.

Imagination Playground helps its Build-A-Thon partners market their event via email and on Imagination Playground’s social media channels, reaching millions of people on weekly basis. Event hosts also benefit from global exposure by having their camp or family center added to Imagination Playground’s Partners in Play Map on ImaginationPlayground.com.

Children participating in summer Build-A-Thon events are excited to compete along with other child builders throughout the U.S. Winners are selected and announced at the end of the year.

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Family centers and camps interested in receiving support from Imagination Playground on hosting a Build-A-Thon summer event should call 1-678-604-7466 or email ContactUs(at)ImaginationPlayground(dot)org.

For more information about Build-A-Thon and to view past winners, please visit
http://www.imaginationplayground.com/promotions/build-a-thon.

About Imagination Playground, LLC
Imagination Playground is a breakthrough play space concept developed to encourage child-directed, creative free play. The kind of play that experts say is critical to children’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional development. Created by architect and designer David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group, Imagination Playground enables children to play, dream, build and explore endless possibilities. Imagination Playground finds its home in daycare centers, kindergartens, elementary schools, children’s museums—and science, nature, discovery centers, camps, community centers, children’s hospitals, hotels, public parks and more—in North America and over 60 countries overseas. For more information, visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com

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