2016 Safe & Accessible Playground Build

The 2016 AAOS Safe and Accessible Playground Build took place on Tuesday at Central Avenue Elementary School in Kissimmee, Fla. In one day, hundreds of volunteers worked together to transform an empty lot into a playground where children from both the school and surrounding community can play safely together.


Playground build volunteers Jill Guy, Bert Ficke, and Annie Werner, left to right.


Anna Long; Kissimmee Mayor Jim Swan; Gerald R. Williams, Jr, MD; and Donna Sines, executive director of Community Vision, left to right, during the ribbon cutting ceremony.


Alan Reznik, MD; Wayne Johnson, MD; and volunteer Pete Edwards, left to right.


At day’s end, the children of Central Avenue Elementary and the surrounding community have a safe and accessible playground to enjoy.


William J. Maloney, MD; David D. Teuscher, MD; and Dr. Williams, left to right, at the dedication plaque. 


Playground build volunteers, including Andrew N. Pollak, MD, were encouraged to share their experiences on social media.

2016 Safe and Accessible Playground Build Sponsors

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons appreciates the generosity of the 2016 Safe and Accessible Playground Build sponsors.

Sapphire Sponsor
Roger Staubach

Silver Sponsors
Alexandra’s Playground
Arthrex, Inc.
DePuy Synthes
Dr. Alan & Gittel Hilibrand
Orlando Orthopaedic Center Foundation
Medtronic Spinal
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery
Zimmer Biomet

Bronze Sponsors
Aesculap, Inc.
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society 
Association of Residency Coordinators in Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Basil & Amirra Besh
Bonutti Technologies
Dr. David L. & Gail Cannon
Dr. Thomas E. & Paula A. Daniel
Danna Gracey
Dr. Howard R. & Phyllis G. Epps
Dr. Jeffrey A. Greenberg
Dr. David & Katie Halsey
Dr. Stuart A. & Lisa Hirsch
Dr. Stephen & Sonny Hurst
Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma
Dr. Claudette Lajam & Christopher Clark
Drs. Elizabeth Matzkin & Eric Smith
National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
Orchid Orthopedic Solutions
Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board
Paragon Medical, Inc.
Dr. Alan & Elizabeth K. Reznik
Drs. Lawrence Robinson & Jane Benton
Dr. Michael F. & Eileen Schafer
Tecomet, Inc.
Tecres S.P.A.
Dr. Gerald R. & Robin K. Williams