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Playground built in a day in Montgomery

Saturday morning nearly 300 volunteers were busy, hammering away at a new playground for Common Ground Montgomery. (Source: WSFA 12 News) Saturday morning nearly 300 volunteers were busy, hammering away at a new playground for Common Ground Montgomery. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Saturday morning nearly 300 volunteers were busy, hammering away at a new playground for Common Ground Montgomery. (Source: WSFA 12 News) Saturday morning nearly 300 volunteers were busy, hammering away at a new playground for Common Ground Montgomery. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

There's a new playground at Common Ground Montgomery and if it seems like it popped up out of nowhere, you wouldn't be wrong.

It was made possible by hundreds of volunteers and the non-profit organization, Kaboom, that's famous for building playgrounds in just one day.

On Saturday morning, when most of Montgomery was still sleeping, nearly 300 volunteers were busy, hammering away at a new playground for Common Ground Montgomery.

"We've been out here for about four or five hours now kind of getting all the framework down to put the playground up," said United States Air Force Capt. Mike Pyles.

Officials were expecting around 200 volunteers to help out, but they were shocked when the Alabama State University football team showed up bright and early ready to get to work. With the ASU football team in tow, they had roughly 300 volunteers helping to build the playground.

The Alabama State football coach said he heard about the volunteer opportunity with Kaboom Friday night on WSFA and made sure his players were going.

"Our coach told us that they were building a park and we thought it was just a great opportunity, so we rounded up the team this morning and we all headed out here," said Hornet football player Devin Santana.

Santana said he hopes his small part in building the playground makes a big difference in someone's life.

"It means a lot. A lot of stuff happens on the playground. You can meet your best friend out here so, I mean, hopefully this is great for somebody and it impacts their life," Santana said.

So far, Kaboom has served over nine million children across the United States.

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