Don’t miss the 9th build!

On March 4, 2008, the Academy will host its 9th safe, accessible playground build at Balboa Park in San Francisco. At the Nov. 10, 2007, Design Day, children and their parents will help design a dream playground. Using crayons and markers, children will draw the equipment they hope to see—from slides and swings to teeter-totters and even chocolate swimming pools.

At Design Day, community members can see and choose the actual playground equipment as well as its colors. But it takes a core of volunteers—orthopaedic surgeons, their families, industry representatives, allied health professionals, and community representatives— to make the playground real.

To sign up, contact Pat Julitz, via e-mail at or call (847) 384-4036.

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