Volunteers from Les Mills, KaBOOM and the McGaw Y spent Aug. 30 building a playground at the childcare center, 1420 Maple Ave. The design was based on drawing the children at the center created in June.

   Les Mills-USA has partnered with local organizations like MCGaw Y to build more than 600 playgrounds around the country as part of its “Born to Move” initiative, which targets kids ages 2 through teens. KaBOOM! is an American non-profit organization that helps communities build playgrounds for children.

   A statement from the McGaw Y said, “The new playground will bring more than 800 kids I Evanston one step closer to having the play-filled childhood they deserve.”

In photos, Nichols seventh-grader Kameron Bride, right, and former ETHS volleyball player (now a freshman at U.C.-Santa Barbara), above help build the playground.