(FORT PAYNE, AL, SEPT. 16, 2019) – GameTime, a PlayCore company, is pleased to announce an expanded partnership with Inclusive Play®. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Inclusive Play has been a leader in the design of inclusive playground products since 2006. Their products are among Europe’s most sought-after park amenities, and now they will be available in North America.
In 2018, GameTime began distributing a “roll-on” inclusive whirl from Inclusive Play, an innovation they brought to the market 14 years ago - the first of its kind. The expanded partnership will make GameTime the exclusive distributor of a suite of Inclusive Play products in the United States, Canada and Mexico. “Inclusive Play has long made it their mission to adapt popular playground activities or create innovative new products that make play possible for children of all abilities,” said Tom Norquist, Sr. Vice President with PlayCore. “Their commitment to inclusive play mirrors our own. We are proud to partner with them to bring their unique offering to North American parks and playgrounds.”
Among the Inclusive Play products available are Infinity Bowl, a single user spinner at transfer height for people of all abilities; Fusion, a multi-user spinner designed to provide additional postural support; and Surfboard, a modern, inclusive balance activity.
Parks and recreation leaders from across America will get a first look at these new products at the 2019 National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Conference and Expo September, 24-26, in Baltimore, Maryland. Visitors will be able to try out the products for themselves and learn from Inclusive Play representatives what makes them beneficial for community playgrounds.
“NRPA is a great showcase for our products and for our new partnership with GameTime,” said Paul Hoenigmann, Director of Inclusive Play. “Our mission is to design, develop and manufacture quality products that enable children – no matter what their ability – to play together. With GameTime, we will be able to bring inclusive play to more people. It’s an exciting opportunity.”
About GameTime: GameTime is a leading manufacturer of inclusive playgrounds, custom play spaces, and outdoor fitness equipment. Headquartered in Fort Payne, Alabama, and with distribution around the world, our products combine play research with thoughtful design to create play and recreation spaces for people of all ages and abilities. We bring together the right corporate, civic and nonprofit partners to build healthy, active communities that make the world a better place for children and families.
About PlayCore: PlayCore is a purpose-driven company committed to building stronger communities around the world by advancing play and recreation. The company infuses scholarly learning, through its Center for Outreach, Research, and Education, into its comprehensive family of brands. PlayCore combines best-in-class educational programming with the most comprehensive portfolio of play and recreation products and services to create tailored solutions that match the unique needs of each community served.
About Inclusive Play: We aspire to create products that will excite everyone and make it possible for all children to play together. We strive to create unique products that punctuate, not define a play space, embracing the true meaning of inclusion. To do this, we look at playground favourites and the general play experiences enjoyed by many children. We also think about the barriers to play for children who may not normally have access to all equipment. We give those products a makeover – or we start from scratch – and come up with new ideas that all children will love.
For more information about the exciting new partnership with Inclusive Play, please contact Jon Walker, product manager with GameTime, at +1-256-845-5610 or email [email protected].