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NBAA, Volunteers to Build Playground in Orlando on Oct. 4


Reporters: Patrick Dunne, NBAA Communications Manager, at (202) 783-9263 or pdunne@nbaa.org

Volunteers: Maureen Cameron, NBAA Marketing Director, at (202)783-9453 or mcameron@nbaa.org

WASHINGTON, DC, September 29, 2008 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that more than 200 volunteers from the business aviation community will join with residents from the Orlando area on Saturday, October 4, to build a new aviation-themed playground at Hollowbrook Apartments.

The new playground's design is based on drawings that local children provided to organizers at KaBOOM!, a non-profit group that specializes in coordinating community playground builds across the country. The playground is one of more than 220 that KaBOOM! will build this year in an effort to provide a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.

This year marks the second time that NBAA has worked with KaBOOM! in an effort to build a bridge between airports and local communities. Outdated playground equipment will be removed to make way for the new playground.

The build begins at 8:30 a.m., and is expected to finish around 3:00 p.m., when there will be a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony featuring volunteers, local elected officials, and community leaders, including Orlando city commissioner Tony Ortiz.

Hollowbrook Apartments is home to over 200 children needing a safe place to play. The playground will feature brightly colored slides, a climber, several rock walls, an adventure crawl tube, a catwalk and several activity panels for the children of more than 140 families in this Central Florida community.

The community is located near the Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), which will host a Static Display of Aircraft for NBAA's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008).

For more information on NBAA2008, visit www.nbaa.org/2008.

WHAT: Playground Build hosted by NBAA and KaBOOM!
WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 2008

Build begins at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony takes place at 3:00 p.m. ET.

All times are approximate.
WHERE: Hollowbrook Apartments
5466 Curry Ford Road
Orlando, FL 32812-8533

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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