Backyard inspiration for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition supplied by Waterplay
Kelowna, BC, Oct 31, 2011— On Sunday October 9, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition introduced the world to the Rucker Family: a regular family from Georgia whose lives were changed when their little girl Anaiah was struck by a car while trying to save her sister. The show built a whole new home for the family designed to accommodate Anaiah’s wheelchair – including an ADA-compliant aquatic play pad in the back yard outfitted by Waterplay Solutions Corp.!
Having collaborated on a previous episode in 2005, Waterplay was thrilled to participate yet again “having a full line of ADA-approved products and knowing that our collaboration with the show in 2005 was so successful, we were more than happy to contribute - especially given the profound story of the Rucker family” remarked Lisa Neilson, Director of Customer Support & Communications “this show is not only deeply moving but it is also full of creativity and fun, illustrating that with just a couple of components an inspiring back yard can be created that promotes physical activity and inclusive play”.
Equipped with a Hula Post and multiple ground sprays, the show’s designers worked to create an aquatic play pad that would suit Anaiah and the Rucker family just right “we were told that Anaiah is very interested in sports so we wanted to give her a place to cool off” said Neilson, “the designers let us know they would be adding a flower embellishment to the feature and we saw this as a great opportunity to make the design perfect for the family.”
Waterplay has worked with facilities around the world to design ADA compliant aquatic play pads and promote inclusive play. The industry innovator has been developing aquatic recreation equipment since 1987 with a global dealer network and full line of products including aquatic play features, slide activity centres, urban water features, aquatic fitness equipment and water treatment systems.
About ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now in its 9th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. Episodes air Friday nights from 8:00 – 9:00pm, ET on ABC
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