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Caring for the Families of the Fallen

Miracle Recreation playground on Dover Air Force Base helps to heal children affected by the loss of a loved soldier Dover, Delaware – June 29, 2012 Dover Air Force Base in Delaware serves as the point of return for all military service personnel who have given their lives in the service of our country.  The site is where many families of the fallen begin their healing process.  To help ease the way for these families, a team of volunteers from across the United States recently installed a new commemorative playground donated by Miracle Recreation Equipment Company.  Created to give children comfort when coping with the loss of a loved family member, the new playground offers a moment of solace in the midst of mourning. “This playground marks one the most important contributions our company has ever made,” said Dan Guthrie, EVP PlayPower and President PlayPower North America. “The area for families is a dignified, sacred and solemn space that quietly honors the men and women who have served so bravely.” “It’s an honor to be part of this project,” he says. “As the son of an Air Force Captain I was fortunate to have my father’s influence for 25 years after his ... Read more

PlayPower Appoints New President and Chief Executive Officer

Huntersville, NC – June 20, 2012 PlayPower’s Board of Directors and executive management group is pleased to announce that Joe Copeland has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of PlayPower Holdings, Inc. and PlayPower, Inc.. Joe will officially assume his responsibilities at PlayPower on June 20, 2012. Joe brings to PlayPower a wealth of experience that will complement PlayPower’s global market leading position in commercial play equipment and marine products. Joe recently served as the VP of Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems and Chemical Operations, which is a multi‐billion global business. Joe began his career with Goodyear in 2001. Joe is a proven leader with a successful track record of building brands, operational leadership, developing sales channels and delivering superior results. Joe’s office will be located in PlayPower’s Huntersville, NC. headquarters. He will be relocating to the Charlotte area shortly. “I am very excited to join the leadership team at PlayPower,” stated Mr. Copeland. “I believe the company has performed well during these tough economic times, and is wellpositioned for growth with its strong brands, high quality products and the best sales network in the industry.” About PlayPower PlayPower is a leading global provider of Play, Sport and Recreation facilities and equipment. The company is headquartered in North Carolina, USA, with manufacturing facilities in Missouri USA, Sweden and ... Read more