May 24, 2013

GameTime Named Preferred Industry Partner with Unlimited Play

GameTime, a leading manufacturer of commercial playground equipment, was recently named a Preferred Industry Partner for Unlimited Play™. Unlimited Play is an award-winning nonprofit organization that builds universally designed playgrounds to promote health and wellness, while transforming communities by providing the freedom of play for all children. 

Founder Natalie Blakemore said Unlimited Play was inspired by her son, Zachary, and “provides a place where people of all abilities can play together, learn from one another, value differences, and be motivated to overcome challenges.” Since 2003, Blakemore and Unlimited Play have helped to plan, design, fund and build inclusive playgrounds that are community centerpieces and a source of inspiration for families of children with special needs.

Starting with a playground named after Zachary in Lake St. Louis, MO, Unlimited Play has been called upon by organizations across America to extend their design expertise, community engagement strategies, and fundraising infrastructure to communities who desire accessible and fully-inclusive playgrounds.

On naming GameTime a Preferred Industry Partner, Blakemore said “GameTime's dedication and commitment to inclusive play became obvious as we worked together on several projects. Unlimited Play was looking for a preferred partner who was willing to ‘think outside the box’ and create environments where limitations are forgotten and differences are celebrated. We are honored to partner with GameTime and together provide opportunities so ALL children can play."

Spencer Cheak, Senior Vice President and General Manager of GameTime says, "I expect the combination of GameTime’s inclusive play products & programs with Unlimited Play’s unique expertise in engaging the community and aligning resources will change the way communities play. Unlimited Play has a passion for inclusive play that aligns perfectly with our own. We believe every child has a right to play as equals with their peers. That’s why we build playgrounds that are fully inclusive."

About GameTime: GameTime has been a pioneer in commercial playground equipment since 1929 with a commitment to enriching childhood through play. GameTime combines the vast wealth of research and intellectual resources of our parent company PlayCore with an unmatched distribution network to lead the industry with innovative products, programs and play environments that inspire a child's imagination and promote health and wellness for future generations.