NFL Star Drew Brees Helped Build A Playground Designed For Kids Of All Abilities

The first of its kind in New Orleans.

Drew Brees has been playing as quarterback for New Orleans Saints for 11 years now, and he's helping all kids play in their own fun and games. The 38-year-old helped open an all-inclusive playground at the Audubon Park in New Orleans.


Brees, his family, and his Brees Dream Foundation collaborated with the Audubon Nature Institute on the Walnut Street Playground — the first playground of its kind in the Louisiana city — and he and his family attended its grand opening on Tuesday, December 12. 

"The playground offers play features for children of all abilities, including those with mobility and sensory challenges," a Saints Instagram post reads.

The swings are designed for kids who use wheelchairs, for example, and the whole playground is wheelchair-accessible. There's also a station where kids can learn braille. Plus, the playground features slides, monkey bars, and even a zipline.

The new playground aligns with the Brees Dream Foundation's mission to "provide care, education, and opportunities for children and families in need." The foundation says it has contributed more than $25 million to charitable causes so far. Those causes include several in the Big Easy, such as Habitat For Humanity New Orleans, Covenant House New Orleans, and the 9th Ward Field of Dreams.

The Audubon Nature Institute, meanwhile, is a nonprofit that serves visitors, its community, and the world "as an educational resource, an environmental guardian, a leader in economic development, and a venue for family entertainment."

As for the turnout at Tuesday's grand opening? "Packed house!" as Brees wrote on Instagram.

(H/T: TMZ | The Advocate)


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