Kaboom! CEO Darell Hammond emphasizes two things: philanthropy and play. As a product of charity (Hammond grew up in a children’s home) he never forgot how important it is to give back. Hammond understands the importance of children and play, citing it’s not a luxury rather the foundation of learning.
Darell Hammond is the Founder and CEO of KaBOOM!, a not-for-profit based in Washington, DC dedicated to saving play by making sure there is a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. KaBOOM! works with communities and corporations to build playgrounds in all 50 states where there are none. To help start the conversation and educate Americans about the importance of play in children’s lives, Hammond wrote KABOOM!: How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play (Rodale, April 2011).