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Volunteers Build Playground at Woodruff Family YMCA in Milford


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UnitedHealthcare employees and Milford-area residents lifted a slide piece into place as more than 100 …


Today more than 100 Milford-area residents and local UnitedHealthcare employees built a new playground at the Woodruff Family YMCA, a Branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA.

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The new 3,000-square-foot playground includes a playdozer, cozy cocoon, rocky ridge climber and more. The playground’s design is based on drawings created by children from the Woodruff Family YMCA who participated in a “design day” event in July. The new playground will give more than 17,000 kids in Milford a modern and safe place to play.

The volunteers worked with KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing play to all kids. The Milford YMCA playground is the 2,649th KaBOOM!-organized build since 1996, and the 18th created by KaBOOM! and UnitedHealthcare.

“The Woodruff Family Y is excited to be part of such an amazing team,” said Charlie Clifford, Woodruff Family Y District Executive Director. “The Y, United Healthcare, KaBOOM! and the City of Milford – all striving to keep our youth healthy and active – that’s Community!”

“UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to help build a playground at the Woodruff Family YMCA,” said Stephen Farrell, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of New England. “We believe the...