Just Between Friends partners with Playworld to bring innovative play to parent teacher associations (PTAS) and schools

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 20, 2011) -  Just Between Friends, the official PTA communications and membership management system, today announced an extension of its partnership with Playworld, a leading manufacturer of imaginative playground and fitness equipment, through 2012.  The partnership will continue to help budget-strapped PTAs and schools by providing affordable play alternatives, inspiring play ideas, and assistance with grant applications to build innovative playgrounds throughout the US.    

With a mission to improve the lives of school-age children, Just Between Friends searches for partnerships with like-minded companies committed to enhancing the lives of children, their parents and teachers.  Since play is such an important contributor to a child’s cognitive and physical development, Just Between Friends joined forces with Playworld in 2011 to help bring the value of play to children throughout the country. 

“We’re proud to continue our partnership with Playworld,” states David Radin, president of Just Between Friends.  “Like JBF, Playworld continues to develop innovative products, systems and services that provide access to play forschools, communities and families.”  

The partnership will include outreach to PTAs, schools and parents through the JBF online system, events, webinars and newsletters. 

“Continuing our partnership with Just Between Friends is an integral aspect of our outreach to help schools and communities understand the importance of play, discern the differences in playground equipment, and obtain guidance when applying for playground grant assistance,” said Kevin Cook, vice president of sales for Playworld.      


About Just Between Friends

Just Between Friends www.JustBetweenFriends.com is the official communications and membership management system of PTA as well as other parent-centric groups.  The online system helps PTAs and groups easily manage their business and communicate with their members.  The system also helps parents manage their hectic lives by providing them with tools to easily organize their family’s activities.


About Playworld

For 40 years, Playworld has been a leader in creating imaginative, customized commercial play and fitness equipment that positively impacts the health and well-being of communities around the globe. Based on the belief that The World Needs Play®, Playworld brings the joy and benefits of healthful outdoor play and exercise to people of every age and ability through such innovative product lines as ENERGI®, LifeTrail® Advanced Wellness System, Playworld®, PlayDesigns®, NEOS® and Origins. The multi-generational, family-owned company continues to invest significant resources to measurably reduce its impact on the environment. Its aggressive action to eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) has helped Playworld become the first and only playground manufacturer to have its products Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Basic. The company offers an optimal customer experience unique in the industry – from value-added services using Microsoft Tag to personalized attention through its vast network of local distributors.  

The Lewisburg, Pa.-based company has received numerous awards throughout its history, including two International Industrial Design Excellence Awards, a gold medal from International Design magazine, two News Directors’ Choice Awards on Early Childhood, and the Pennsylvania Governors’ Award for Safety Excellence. For more information, visit PlayworldSystems.com.