Playground Effort In Search Of Captains

Organizers of the Playground by the Sound are looking for captains to help lead when volunteers build the structure in September.

Here's a call out to anyone who to potential captains for the project, courtesy of the organizers:

WANTED:  A dozen  “Construction Captains” willing to volunteer for all six days of “Build Week”,  September 20-26, 2011. Their task is to  assist professional  constuction consultants in overseeing crews of volunteers and help maintain quality and continuity  during  the construction of the Playground  by the Sound in the North Meadow of Chambers Creek Properties.

These playground “Heros”  will start each day at 7 a.m., and work with  various construction crews until approximately 8 p.m. It may be possible for a limited number of individuals to share the “captain” responsibility with one other person. The minimun commitment is four days, either Tuesday through Friday or Thursday through Sunday. We will  feed you lunch and dinner and  your name will be imortalized forever in our  playground kiosk. We will even throw in a special Playground by the Sound construction captain commemorative t-shirt!

Captains should  enjoy working with people,  be strongly committed to the project and be willing and physically able to “go the distance”  through the entire construction day. They make it possible for hundreds of volunteers to work together efficiently. Some captains will have tasks that involve complex and precise carpentry. Others will oversee work that requires no carpentry skills at all.

The Playground by the Sound was designed from the ideas and  dreams of the children of University Place.  A “community built” playground  is  about more than just playground assembly. Serving as a construction captain  is about getting people involved, building bridges, empowering volunteers and truly building community. Participation  teaches our children  about community service and that their dreams can become reality when we all work together for a common cause. Construction captains are an indispensable part of  building the Playground by the Sound.

Want to volunteer?  Need additional information?  Please call 253-564-6305 or email  contact@playgroundbythesound.org.

Correction: Build Date is September 20-25th. Former UP Mayor Linda Byrd was speaking at the Tacoma Narrows Rotary club this morning and advised us they need a lot more than Captains. Captains definitely needed......but also tools and general volunteers. Linda told us repeatedly---No Experience Required---anyone age 10 and up will be of great help. Have a high school senior needing community hours? Have a Boy or Girl Scout Troop? Church friends? Get them involved. This will be a great time for everyone. Don't miss out.
Brent Champaco June 28, 2011 at 10:36 PM
Thanks for the clarification, Scott.


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