Celebrating the Life of Officer Dennis ``DJ`` Simmonds in Randolph, MA

May 13th – 16th: The Where Angels Play Foundation is excited to partner with Jersey Mikes as we honor local hero Boston Police Officer Dennis “DJ” Simmonds.  Officer Simmonds gave his life as a result of the capture of the Boston Marathon bombers.  A playground at Belcher Park  in Randolph, Massachusetts, DJ’s hometown, will serve as a lasting celebration of his life and provide healing and recovery to his family and the community at large.  This beautiful playscape will provide generations of children countless hours of fun and exercise while the community continues DJ’s legacy of service and dedication to local youth.

Hamilton, NJ

April 2022: Where Angels Play Foundation and Joey’s Little Angels are partnering to create an all inclusive playground in Hamilton, NJ to celebrate the life of Joseph Thomas Angiolino.

On December 16, 2009, at 7 months of age, Joey was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease called Hurler’s Syndrome. At 15 months of age, after a tremendous battle, Joey became an angel. We hope to capture Joey’s life in elements of the playground. With some delays due to COVID, we hope to finally make the dream of Joey’s Playground a reality in April of 2022.
For the next year we will be working hard to raise the funds through various events and fundraisers. More details on time and dates will be posted here in the months to come.

Malvern, PA

Julia Bitto Playground will be built in Malvern, PA. To donate to this cause, CLICK HERE.

Medford, MA

2021: Krystle Campbell’s Playground will be built in Medford, MA. To donate to Krystle’s playground CLICK HERE.

Parkland, FL

2021: The Alyssa Alhadeff Playground will be built in Parkland, FL. For more information about Alyssa’s story and to make a donation to this cause visit https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/alyssa-alhadeff-playground-in-parkland-fl.