Los Angeles Kings right-winger and team captain Dustin Brown is happy to announce he will be continuing his partnership with KaBOOM! in conjunction with the Kings Care Foundation for the 2009-10 season.

Kings and Kaboom! partnership

Brown will again donate $50 for each of his body checks during the 2009-010 season to KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of very child in America. Last season Brown had 285 body checks for a donation of $14,250.

"I am excited to continue this wonderful partnership with KaBOOM!," Brown said. "We were fortunate to have built a playground with KaBOOM! ane the Kings last season, and I saw with my own eyes the importance of this organization and its mission.

"By lending my support, both monetarily with each of my body checks this season, I want to show Kings fans just how important this cause is to my family. I hope to encourage fans to involve themselves and support KaBOOM! I am looking forward to building another playground during the offseason."

From its inception in 1995, KaBOOM! has led more than 1,700 playground construction projects that pair community leaders with funding partners who support their mission.

"Our top priority when looking for individuals to partner with is finding those who truly strive to make a difference in the lives of children," said Darell Hammond, KaBOOM! CEO & Co-Founder. "We see that passion and drive in Dustin and we’re thrilled that he’s joining us to spread the message that play is absolutely critical to the development of children."

KaBOOM! is the national non-profit that empowers communities to build playgrounds. They passionately believe that play has purpose, and that unstructured play in particular helps make children happier, fitter, smarter, more socially adept and creative.

In addition to the all-volunteer, done in a day playground builds that have made KaBOOM! famous, KaBOOM! hosts a suite of online tools that help communities map and build playspaces, as well as advocating for more time and space for their children to play.

To find out how you can get involved, please visit kaboom.org