Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and the Washington Wizards hosted a basketball clinic featuring forward Devin Robinson as part of KaBOOM!’s “PLAYce for Kids Day” on Oct. 21 at THEARC in Southeast D.C. The PLAYce for Kids Day celebrated the opening of THEARC’s new KaBOOM! playground that MSE Foundation helped fund and hundreds of volunteers, including Capitals alumnus Peter Bondra and Caps Better Half Kim Trotz, built on Oct. 18.
The hour-long clinic allowed neighborhood kids from THEARC to work on passing, ball-handling and shooting drills. Robinson helped run the layup station, where participants worked on receiving a pass, pump faking and driving to the hoop. He offered tips and advice, and after the clinic took photos and selfies with event attendees.
The Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) is a project of Building Bridges Across the River, a nonprofit organization. THEARC is a $60 million, 200,000 square-foot campus located near the neighborhoods of Congress Heights and Parklands. Since 2005, THEARC has provided children and adults living east of the Anacostia River access to high-quality yet low-cost or free programs and services in the fields of education, music, art, dance, health and social services. THEARC is home to the largest theater east of the Anacostia River, THEARC Theater and a two-acre urban farm known as THEARC Farm. To learn more about THEARC, visit
KaBOOM! is the national nonprofit dedicated to giving all kids – particularly those growing up in poverty in America – the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open or improve more than 16,700 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers, and served 8.5 million kids. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To learn why #PLAYceforKids matters, visit
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