Over 500 Discover Volunteers Partner with KaBOOM! to Build Children’s Playground

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Over 500 Discover Volunteers Partner with KaBOOM! to Build Children’s Playground

Discover President & COO, Roger Hochschild, digs in at a KaBOOM! playground build in Zion, Illinois with Discover's Marketing Department.

Discover President & COO, Roger Hochschild, digs in at a KaBOOM! playground build in Zion, Illinois with Discover’s Marketing Department.

Over 500 volunteers from Discover joined forces with KaBOOM! and built two new playgrounds in a single day in the communities of Zion and Park City in Lake County, Illinois. The designs for each playground were based on children’s drawings created at special design events this summer.

Mulch, mulch, and more mulch. Biggest job on a KaBOOM! playground build is laying mulch and Discover volunteers were up to the task.

Mulch, mulch, and more mulch. Biggest job on a KaBOOM! playground build is laying mulch and Discover volunteers were up to the task.

Since 1996, KaBOOM! has been dedicated to the bold goal of giving all kids – particularly those growing up in poverty in America – the childhood they deserve, filled with active play. With partners like Discover, KaBOOM! has built, improved and opened nearly 16,300 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers, and served 8.1 million kids.

Volunteers from Discover's Finance Department, build a playground in Park City, Illinois. This is the second playground Discover has built in Park City in the last two years.

Volunteers from Discover’s Finance Department, build a playground in Park City, Illinois. This is the second playground Discover has built in Park City in the last two years.

The two playgrounds in Zion and Park City are the 24th and 25th built by Discover, more than any other company in the Chicagoland area. Joining the volunteers in the builds were Discover’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Roger Hochschild, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mark Graf, and Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Julie Loeger.

Discover supports KaBOOM! in promoting and protecting a child’s right to active play at home, at school and in the community. The new playgrounds give more than 1,000 kids in both Park City and Zion the play-filled childhood they deserve.

Finance employees celebrate their finished playground in Park City, Illinois, the 25th playground Discover has built in their partnership with KaBoom!

Finance employees celebrate their finished playground in Park City, Illinois, the 25th playground Discover has built in their partnership with KaBoom!

Congratulations Discover Financial Services!