Great Play Giveaway Winner Announced

Medina, Ohio--Rachel Johnson from the town of Shallotte, N.C. is the winner of the Great Play Giveaway presented by Parks & Rec Business and Camp Business magazines. As the winner, the town of Shallotte will received a brand new Intensity playground from BCI Burke valued at almost $15,000!

The BCI Burke playground includes all new play events from the Intensity fitness product line, which is designed to challenge and exercise children’s bodies while they play. The town will have the opportunity to customize the playground with color and create a space that enhances the community and gets kids and families outdoors, exercising and having fun!

“Playgrounds and parks can play an important role in providing a space for families to gather and get much-needed time outdoors,” said Michael Phelan, president and CEO of BCI Burke Company. “We are so happy to be able to partner with Northstar Publishing, Inc. and provide a deserving community with a playground that will provide hours of enjoyment,” Phelan added.

“I truly can't express how thankful we are here at the Town of Shallotte and this couldn't have come at a better time for us! We've been trying to figure out how we were going to fund the playground in our new 10-acre Mulberry Park to the extent we wanted and winning this contest helps us create our dream playspace,” said Johnson, Parks & Recreation and Business Promotional Coordinator.

"We are honored to be a part of the town of Shallotte's municipal upgrade," said Rodney Auth, owner of Northstar Publishing, which publishes Parks & Rec Business and Camp Business magazine. "We hope the kids will be as excited to play on this equipment as we were to offer the chance to win it."