BULLHEAD CITY — More than 200 volunteers are expected to join forces Saturday to transform an empty site at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River into a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground.

All in about six hours.

The playground build is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude with a ribbon-cutting ceremony between 2:30 and 3 p.m., according to a timeline provided by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River.

The workforce will include community volunteers as well as volunteers from Fiesta Bowl Charities, the Boys & Girls Club, EPCOR Water and KaBOOM!

The playground will provide a new amenity at the Boys & Girls Club Bullhead City location, at 2250 Highland Road. The club served more than 1,300 children per year, providing a safe and fun place to play, learn and imagine.

In February, children from the community gathered to draw renderings of their dream playground. The playground that will be built is based off those drawings.

Fiesta Bowl Charities, with sponsorship from EPCOR, granted KaBOOM! funding to help build the playground, the fifth in Arizona built by Fiesta Bowl Charities and KaBOOM!

The Fiesta Bowl’s vision is to be a world-class community organization that executes innovative experiences, drives economic growth and champions charitable causes, inspiring pride in all Arizonans. As a nonprofit organization, it believes in the importance of community outreach and service. Through charitable giving, the organization strives to enhance Arizona nonprofit organizations that contribute to the success of communities through youth, sports, education and human services. Since 1971, the Fiesta Bowl has worked to increase its footprint across the state and work to benefit Arizonans year round, both during and outside of bowl season. 

For more information about its local impact and how to get involved, go to FiestaBowl.org.

KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit 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, engaged more than 1.5 million volunteers and served more than 9 million kids. 

To learn why play matters for all kids, go to kaboom.org and join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom and facebook.com/kaboom.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River is focused on one goal: to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Founded in 1988, the club has continuously served the youth of the Tri-state with after-school and summer programs ensuring that all kids have a safe and fun place to go. 

To learn more and stay up to date on all future events, go to www.club

river.org or follow on Facebook www.facebook.com/clubriver.

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