Reported By Todd Dunn, Video Journalist - bio | email
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas was among more than 300 volunteers from across the state who helped build a playground and garden Friday for the King's Daughters Day Home, a preschool for low income families in Madison.
"Even some drove in from Chattanooga this morning so it has been a wonderful thing to see the community come together and create a playground for children that would not have a good place to play," King's Daughters Executive Director Candyee Goode told Nashville's News 2.
Bironas managed to leave his mark in more than one way at the playground by signing autographs for fellow volunteers.
"He was great," said Leslie Parpart with the CarMax Foundation. "He pitched in, dug some holes and planted some trees for us and really was fun to have out."
The playground may have been built by volunteers but it was designed by the children who will eventually play on it.
"They got to draw it and tell us what they wanted on it and KaBOOM took it from there so it has really been great," Goode explained.
The extreme makeover-type build took about eight hours to complete.
"There was breakfast for the folks at the beginning, lunch for everyone, plenty of snacks and water throughout the day," Parpart said. "We started with a dirt field and we have this beautiful playground behind me."
The volunteers even created a garden space where teachers can relax and recharge their batteries during breaks.