Fort Worth council member, Ann Zadeh, and the PDS® Foundation’s Mobile Dental Clinic were in attendance
On Saturday, October 19, volunteers from the Smile Generation® joined forces with KaBOOM! to build a new playground in six hours for the Trinity Basin Preparatory – Pafford campus in Fort Worth, TX. This was the 15th playground that the Smile Generation and KaBOOM! built together as they provide children with access to balanced and active play. Ann Zadeh, District 9 Fort Worth council member, was also in attendance during the event. Additionally, in collaboration with the Pacific Dental Services® Foundation’s Mobile Dental Clinic, 22 Smile Generation-trusted dentists and volunteers provided 48 members of the community with $21,201 in donated dentistry, which included cleanings, x-rays scaling and root planing, restorations, and extractions.
“This event was extra special because it was the Smile Generation’s 15th playground build with KaBOOM!,” said Kyle Guerin, Director, The Smile Generation. “It’s always heartwarming to see the impact that we can make in a community, especially when that community involves kids. The students of Trinity Basin Preparatory – Pafford now have the opportunity to do what kids should do during recess and after school, and that’s to play.”
Trinity Basin Preparatory is a free public charter school that opened in 1998. With campuses in Dallas, Fort Worth, and one coming soon to Mesquite, over 3,500 students are provided with a safe, disciplined learning environment designed to meet all individual academic, physical, and emotional needs. The Smile Generation and KaBOOM!-sponsored playground provides a healthy space and a source of pride for the kids in the neighborhood to enjoy and grow. Trinity Basin Preparatory – Pafford is located 4 miles directly south of downtown Fort Worth. Through this playground project, Trinity Basin Preparatory worked with The Smile Generation and KaBOOM! to make a difference in their community and address the most urgent needs of kids.
About The Smile Generation®
The Smile Generation is a referral service that connects patients with trusted dentists and financial options that helps patients afford the care they want and need. The Smile Generation network is made up of more than 750 dental offices throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee, South Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Ohio, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. Smile Generation-trusted offices are supported by Pacific Dental Services®.
For more information, visit us at http://www.smilegeneration.com.
About The Pacific Dental Services® Foundation
The Pacific Dental Services Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to create opportunities to serve through improving oral healthcare locally, nationally and internationally. By creating opportunities to serve, the PDS Foundation positively enhances the lives of those in need, and in turn, those who serve. The Foundation provides access and advocacy to disadvantaged and underserved communities in four key areas: PDS Foundation Mobile Dental Clinic, Special Needs Advocacy and Training, Oral Health Scholarships, and International Trips. For more information, visit www.pdsfoundation.org.
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, engage over 1.5 million volunteers and serve nearly 10 million kids. To learn why play matters for all kids, visit kaboom.org and join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom, facebook.com/kaboom and instagram.com/kaboom. #playmatters #PLAYceforKids
About Trinity Basin Preparatory
For families seeking a better kind of free public school, Trinity Basin Preparatory partners with you and your child to provide the best opportunity to learn and grow, because we are devoted to providing the care that leads to lasting student success. Trinity Basin Preparatory is a free public charter school of choice that serves over 3,800 students by providing a safe, disciplined learning environment designed to meet all individual academic, physical and emotional needs. We have four campuses in Dallas (all in Oak Cliff), two in Fort Worth, and one school in Mesquite opening in 2020. To learn more about Trinity Basin Preparatory or to enroll today at one of TBP’s schools, visit www.trinitybasin.com.