April 03, 2017

GameTime Announces Statewide Training and Funding Initiative in Missouri

Show Me Healthy Communities

To further the Missouri Park and Recreation Association (MPRA) mission to advocate the quality of life through effective use of parks and recreation opportunities, education, and resources, GameTime has partnered with PlayCore’s Center for Professional Development to offer complimentary statewide professional development symposiums in Liberty, Maryland Heights, Springfield, and Columbia, MO. 

The PlayCore education events will include sessions that illustrate research-based best practices for designing and programming outdoor environments to promote active, inclusive communities.
GameTime will assist two parks in each of the four regions install pre-approved playground spaces that promote best practices through matching grant funding.
Sessions are led by PlayCore’s Master Trainer, Jennie Sumrell, Director of Education, and are designed for mid to upper-level professionals in the fields of park and recreation, landscape architecture, and education. In addition, sessions will offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for professionals and promise to be lively, informative, and offer new ideas to advocate for quality outdoor play and recreation spaces. GameTime and Cunningham Recreation will provide lunch and educational resources.
Sessions will be held at the following locations:
April 18 – Northwest Region 
Liberty Community Center 
1600 S Withers Road 
Liberty, MO 64048
April 19 – Southwest Region 
Chesterfield Family Center 
2511 W Republic Road 
Springfield, MO 65807
April 26 – Southeast Region 
Maryland Heights Community Center 
2344 McKelvey Road 
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
April 27 – Northeast Region 
Riechmann Indoor Pavilion 
2300 Walnut Street 
Columbia, MO 65201
To learn more about GameTime’s funding initiative or to register for these events, please visit: https://www.gametime.com/mpra
For information on how to bring PlayCore’s leading Educational Symposiums to your professional network, or to review a list of available session topics, go to http://www.playcore.com/center-for-professional-development.html
About PlayCore
PlayCore helps build stronger communities around the world by advancing play through research, education, and partnerships. The company infuses this learning into its complete family of brands. PlayCore combines best in class planning and education programs with the most comprehensive array of recreation products available to create play solutions that match the unique needs of the each community they serve. Learn more at http://www.playcore.com
About GameTime
GameTime is a leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, custom play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment. Headquartered in Fort Payne, Alabama, and with distribution around the world, GameTime has been dedicated to enriching childhood through play since our founding in 1929. Our products combine play research with thoughtful design to create playgrounds for children of all abilities. We bring together the right corporate, civic and nonprofit partners to build healthy, active communities that make the world a better place for children and families. Learn more at http://www.gametime.com