Landscape Structures, Kiwanis International’s Legacy of Play Contest to bring $25,000 in Playground Equipment to a Deserving Kiwanis Club’s Community

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Fifth annual contest encourages Kiwanis members to build playgrounds to build community

The Legacy of Play Contest from Landscape Structures and Kiwanis International is celebrating 5 years!
“We are committed to helping Kiwanis clubs build community gathering spaces where children and entire families can come together to play, have fun and relax.”

Landscape Structures Inc., a Delano, Minn.-based commercial playground equipment manufacturer, together with Kiwanis International, a global organization of members of every age who are dedicated to serving the children of the world, has launched the fifth annual Legacy of Play Contest. The contest, hosted on Facebook, will help a deserving Kiwanis club bring a playground to its community.

The winning Kiwanis club will receive $25,000 in playground equipment to be used toward a playground project. The contest is open to all Kiwanis clubs that are currently working on a playground project, and that can complete the project by Kiwanis One Day 2019, Kiwanis International’s signature day of service during which clubs around the world participate in service projects benefiting their local communities.

Qualified contestants may enter the contest at facebook.com/Kiwanis by completing the entry form. Entries will be accepted April 12- May 12, 2018. Following the submission period, Facebook users will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite project. The winner of the contest will be announced on or around June 14, 2018. Find complete contest rules at facebook.com/Kiwanis.

“We are excited that our partnership with Landscape Structures has enabled us to help Kiwanis clubs enhance their communities with playgrounds,” said Pam Norman, senior director of corporate partnerships at Kiwanis International. “Playgrounds help build community, and we are proud to be able to assist our clubs in bringing to their communities play opportunities that welcome children of all abilities.”

“The Legacy of Play Contest has allowed us to assist four different Kiwanis clubs in bringing play and playgrounds to their communities, and are excited to extend that honor to another Kiwanis club for the contest’s fifth anniversary year,” said Pat Faust, president of Landscape Structures. “We are committed to helping Kiwanis clubs build community gathering spaces where children and entire families can come together to play, have fun and relax.”

The Kiwanis Club of Mankato won the contest in 2017 and plans to cut the ribbon on its all inclusive playground this summer. In collaboration with the City of North Mankato and many local organizations, community members and business owners, the Kiwanis Club of Mankato will create an all-inclusive playground where children and families of all abilities can develop, discover, laugh and experience the joy of play.

Landscape Structures became a vision partner of Kiwanis International in January 2013. Kiwanis and its family of clubs, including Circle K International for college students, Key Club for teens, Builders Club for adolescents, K-Kids for elementary students and Aktion Club for adults with disabilities, partner with Landscape Structures to bring play and playgrounds to communities across the globe. Learn more about the partnership at playlsi.com.

About Kiwanis International
Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs, including Circle K International for university students, Key Club for students age 14 to 18, Builders Club for students age 11 to 14, Kiwanis Kids for students age 6 to 12 and Aktion Club for adults living with disabilities, dedicate annually more than 18 million service hours to strengthen communities and serve children. The Kiwanis International family comprises nearly 560,000 adult and youth members in 82 nations and geographic areas. For more information about Kiwanis International, please visit http://www.kiwanis.org.

About Landscape Structures
Since 1971, Landscape Structures Inc. has been the leading manufacturer of commercial playground equipment in the world. Our employee-owned company designs community and school playgrounds that encourage kids of all ages and abilities to learn persistence, leadership, competition, bravery, support and empathy through play. We push the limits—of design, inclusion, play—to help kids realize there is no limit to what they can do today and in the future. For a better tomorrow, we play today.

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