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Nets, Markel Brown helping community build new, secure playground

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The Nets will join Children of Promise NYC (CPNYC), KaBOOM! and Wingstop for a community build day on Monday to construct a new, $40,000 custom playground at CPNYC’s Brooklyn facility, where children of incarcerated parents can find a safe haven.

Markel Brown will make a special appearance at the event at 4:30 p.m. to unveil the playground at 54 MacDonough Street, Brooklyn, not far from Barclays Center.

The playground, which will encourage daily active outdoor play, will serve as a secure destination for children from neighborhoods where community parks and playgrounds are unsafe or in disrepair. CPNYC, a non-profit supporting children of incarcerated parents, will open the new space to its program participants ages 6-13. KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization that helps communities build playgrounds for children, will supervise the project.

In addition, the Wingstop on Wheels food truck will provide a special sampling. The truck is with the company’s Flavor Tour, which is traveling across the United States to spread goodwill through community renewal projects. Brooklyn will be the first stop on the three-month tour.

Maimonides Medical Center is a supporting sponsor of Brooklyn Nets Assist.