Nascar Driver Lends Hand to Help Build New Playground in Jackson

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

How about a brand new playground built in one day, free of charge? And how about Nascar's 20 car driver Tony Stewart on hand to help?

Sounds too good to be true, but it actually happened Thursday in Jackson at the Jackson Arts and Technology Academy.

It's part of a national program called Racing to Play. The goal is to build 10 playgrounds in Nascar communities across the country this year. The builds are sponsored by Home Depot and the playground equipment is provided by the non-profit organization KABOOM.

In addition to Tony Stewart, who's sponsored by Home Depot, hundreds of volunteers from local Home Depot stores, the school and the community came out to help. Jackson's playground was the first of the 10 to be built.


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