GLENDALE -- Arizona Coyotes Foundation volunteers, including all of the team's players and coaches, on Monday teamed with the City of Glendale and KaBOOM! to transform Bonsall Park North near 58th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.
After the work was complete, a ceremony - featuring youngsters cutting a construction-paper ribbon they had made - was staged to dedicate the restored playground.
Approximately 1,000 children in the area are expected to use the playground, which the volunteers transformed from dilapidated to functional in about six hours.
The renovation occurred after months of planning between the Arizona Coyotes Foundation, Glendale officials and non-profit KaBOOM!, which works to improve playgrounds nationwide. KaBOOM! was founded in 1996 and has built and improved more than 15,000 playgrounds, engaged more than 1,000,000 volunteers and served more than 6,600,000 children.
The Arizona Coyotes Foundation was the major financial sponsor of the project, providing a $100,000 grant donation.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Click HERE to view a photo gallery of the project.