Legacy of Play 2020

Legacy of Play contest

Kiwanis International teams up with Kiwanis Vision Partner Landscape Structures to give one Kiwanis club US$25,000 of playground equipment. The Legacy of Play Contest, now in its seventh year, celebrates our shared belief that investing in communities through legacy signature projects is important to the success of a Kiwanis club. And with its emphasis on inclusive play, Landscape Structures helps Kiwanis achieve our goal of bringing play to all children.

Review the questions for the 2020 contest and check back for the 2020 contest submission form.

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY APRIL 10 - MAY 10.

The 2019 winner is the Kiwanis Club of Barron, Wisconsin, USA.

The 2018 winner is the Kiwanis Club of Marietta, Ohio, USA.

The 2017 winner is the Kiwanis Club of Mankato, Minnesota, USA.

Read the official contest rules.

Entry period: April 10, 2020 through 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on May 10, 2020
Voting period: May 13, 2020 through 11:59:59 a.m. EDT on May 27, 2020
Winner announced: On or around June 5, 2020

Looking for help with your entry? Learn how Marcia Stewart, 2017-18 president of the Kiwanis Club of Marietta, Ohio, got her community involved. Wilbur Neushwander-Fink, member of the Kiwanis Club of Mankato, Minnesota, winner of the 2017 Legacy of Play Contest, offers other tips and advice for your submission. And previous judges explain why some submissions raised red flags.

Possible additional funding

  • The Kiwanis Children’s Fund provides grants for Kiwanis-led service projects that focus on health, education and youth leadership development. Clubs interested in applying for a grant for a playground project should review the program material carefully to learn about the Children’s Fund as a potential funding partner. Check out the Club Grant program for eligibility requirements, important dates and additional resources.
  • Keurig Dr Pepper & KaBOOM! have teamed up to offer $15,000 grants to be used toward purchasing playground equipment. Grantees will lead their community through a self-guided planning process, using the $15,000 grant towards the total cost of playground equipment and assembling the playground using the KaBOOM! community-build model. Grantees have up to one year to build the playground and will have the support of a remote KaBOOM! Grants Manager and an onsite Certified Playground Installer. Learn more about the community build model in the Build a Playground Toolkit.

Funding Application Deadlines
Round 1: February 1
Round 2: June 1
Round 3: September 1

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