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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Garnet Hathaway to Participate in Playground Design at Bladensburg Comm Ctr


Program Contact: Claire Worshtil, 301-699-2536

Garnet Hathaway to Participate in KABOOM! Playground Design Day at Bladensburg Community Center on July 21

Bladensburg, MD – Washington Capitals player Garnet Hathaway will visit the Bladensburg Community Center on Wednesday, July 21, at 1:30 p.m. to participate in a playground design session with children from the surrounding community. 

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, the charitable arm of the Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics and Washington Wizards, is partnering with KABOOM! and the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County to fund a new playground to be built at Bladensburg Community Center in September. 

Hathaway and the children will draw their dream playgrounds during Design Day. Elements from the drawings will be incorporated into the final design for the new community playground, which will help address a lack of access to quality playspaces in the community.

The playground will be the seventh built with involvement by Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and its teams. 

Media interested in attending are required to contact Megan Eichenberg in the Capitals media relations department to ensure access:

WHO:              Garnet Hathaway 

WHAT:            Participating in a playground design session with local children   

WHEN:           Wednesday, July 21, 1:30-2:30 p.m.  

WHERE:         Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Avenue, Bladensburg, MD 20710 

NOTE:             All media are required to wear a mask

Bladensburg Community Center 

The Bladensburg Community Center is managed by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County. The Department delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment. Learn more about the Department at and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


KABOOM! is the national nonprofit that works to achieve playspace equity. Kids who don’t have access to play miss out on childhood and are denied critical opportunities to build physical, social and emotional health. And all too often, it more deeply affects communities of color. So we amplify the power of communities to build inspiring playspaces that spark unlimited opportunities for every kid, everywhere. KABOOM! has teamed up with partners to build or improve 17,000+ playspaces, engage more than 1.5 million community members and bring joy to more than 11 million kids. To learn about our goal to end playspace inequity for good, visit and join the conversation at,, and

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation 

MSE Foundation is committed to making the region a better place for all by supporting game-changing solutions for our community. We fundraise, provide grants to nonprofits and rally Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s teams and fans to support and amplify the impact of community change agents. Together, we’re raising the game in the DMV. Learn more at:



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