The city of Strongsville, Ohio, is the grand prize winner of the BCI Burke Voltage Playground Contest.
The new playground will be installed later this year at the Strongsville Youth Sports Park, which features three little league baseball fields, a full-size football field, a practice football field and a pavilion.
“I was amazed when I received the call that we won the playground. All of our parks have playgrounds, except this one, so the timing to receive this is perfect,” said Bryan Bogre, Strongsville director of parks, recreation and senior services.
Strongsville was chosen from among thousands of entries in the contest, which was announced at the start of 2011.
The new playground is from Burke’s new Voltage line, which combines the durability and flexibility of a 3 ½” O.D. post system with the advanced design of both the KoreKonnect direct-bolt clamp system and EZKonnect self-leveling deck system.
The Voltage design features eight play stations with a capacity for 48 kids ages 5-12 and is valued at more than $21,000.
In partnership with BCI Burke and playground consultants Snider & Associates Inc., the playground, including freight, will be provided at no charge.
“We are in the business of getting kids outside playing and moving. Voltage provides the ultimate in high-energy fun and extreme value in playgrounds, and we are proud to provide this prize to the Strongsville community,” said Tim Ahern, BCI Burke CEO/owner. “We are continually focused on providing innovative ways for kids to be active and lead healthy
lifestyles. This helps us fulfill our mission.”
Other monthly prize winners in the Voltage playground contest have received VISA gift cards and Apple iPods, and will continue to be selected each month through December 31.
More information about BCI Burke and the contest is available at www.bciburke.com.