Block Champions

2023 Fall Block Champion – Vanessa Beetz of Kids Discovery Factory

2023 Winter Block Champion – Dinora Padilla of Explorium Denton

2022 Summer Block Champion – Nancy Shultz

2021 Spring Block Champion – Duran Place for Kids

2020 Fall Block Champion – Jim Ponek

2020 Summer Block Champion – Kacy Hughes

2020 Spring Block Champion – Amanda Schwichtenberg

2020 Winter Block Champion – Lael Arango and the Great Explorations Children’s Museum STEAM Team

2019 Fall Block Champion – Build & Play Academy in Finland

2019 Summer Block Champion – Reverend John H. Powell

2019 Spring Block Champion – Stefanie Rothschild

In 2019 we launched a program called Block Champion out of a necessity to recognize the amazing and creative work that was being done with our Imagination Playground blocks.

We accept nominations quarterly and have awarded the title of Block Champion almost a dozen times now. Each time we are overwhelmed by the amazing people who are nominated and the incredible work they do in their community.  Every time we think we have seen all the best there is, a handful of new ones cross our desks and we are blown away again.

We learn something new about the Imagination Playground Blocks and the amazing people who use them every time. 

So what is a Block Champion? They are Leaders. They find places, or holes, in their community that need help, support or just attention and they address it. From a lack of playgrounds to the need for more educational tools, they identify the need and drive a solution through their own force of will. They are an Innovators. They find new ways to use the resources and Big Blue Blocks around them to address the needs of their community. Resourceful and imaginative, they teach us every day new ways to play and learn. They are Philanthropists.  They are truly a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of their time, ingenuity and caring to good causes. Finally, they are an Advocate. They advocate for play as a solution to many of the world’s problems. When we build together all our differences melt away and we just become builders, working together toward a common goal. It is poetic, and beautiful. Their belief in play as an educational tool moves us.

On the following links, you will read some amazing stories and use cases for Imagination Playground Blocks. They will inspire and move you. If you want to learn more about getting Imagination Playground into your community please call us at 678-604-7466 and get a free sample it sent to you today.

If you know a Block Champion, please feel free to recognize them and nominate them for the next Block Champion.