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    Carrie Underwood returns to hometown of Checotah to build playground (Video/article)

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    CHECOTAH – Country music superstar Carrie Underwood returned to her hometown Friday to join about 200 local volunteers and organizers from KaBOOM! to build a new playground at Marshall Elementary School.

    Underwood, who attended the school as a child, funded the project through her Checotah Animal, Town, and School Foundation, or C.A.T.S. Foundation for short.

    NewsOK video host Angi Bruss chats with the Oklahoma native about the project in this video. To read my feature on Underwood’s playground project, click here.

    KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit dedicated to saving play for America’s children. The organization’s mission is to create safe and fun play spaces through the participation and leadership of communities, with the ultimate goal of providing an outdoor place to play within walking distance of every child in America.

    In the past 15 years, the organization has built more than 2,000 playgrounds across the country. Envisioned as a play space for the whole community, the Marshall Elementary playground is the first built by KaBOOM! in partnership with Underwood’s C.A.T.S. Foundation.

    Along with installing the new treehouse-theme playground, Underwood and the other volunteers rebuilt the raised beds and made other improvements to the community garden, crafted decorative letters for the fence, put in a running path, built trash can holders and painted the U.S. and world maps.

    “They’ve done such a great job over the years of making this space really nice and we just made it even better,” Underwood said.

    Wearing a bright yellow button with the slogan “I earned this backache,” the “American Idol” winner said she did a little bit of everything except mixing concrete on the project.

    Link to rest of article and 5 minute video (interview) - Video: Carrie Underwood returns to hometown of Checotah to build playground | BAM's Blog
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    thanks for the video!!

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    Thanks. Nice video.

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    Very cool vid

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    Thanks for the video.

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    Montreal's big pop station covered this story! I was so happy to hear Carrie's name! @#$@#$_!@#

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    That's awesome!!!

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    YAY!! I am so proud of our girl. awesome!!!!!


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