Magic of Play Gala II for Build Jake’s Place

Magic of Play Gala II for Build Jake’s Place

March 22, 2018 | The Merion, Cinnaminson, NJ

Fox & Roach Charities was pleased to be the presenting sponsor of the second Magic of Play Gala benefiting Build Jake’s Place on March 22nd at The Merion in Cinnaminson, NJ.

The largest Fox & Roach Charities event to date with over 400 attendees!

A sold-out house enjoyed an open bar with hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live entertainment and silent & live auctions. Funds raised through ticket sales, auction proceeds, sponsors and donations will go the construction of Build Jake’s Place’ second “boundless playground” in Delran Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.


The evening’s headline performance was by new millennium magician and mind reader Ran’D Shine, who astonished and amazed the guests with his brand of magical comedy and entertainment.


During the event, Build Jake’s Place announced that, due to funds raised to date, ground breaking for the new all-inclusive playground in Delran Township, will take place on August 2, 2018 with a Grand Opening planned for October!


From Lynn Cummings, Build Jake’s Place:


“David (Rickel) was absolutely the best Honoree and MC we could have; Val (Nunnenkamp), the most professional Auctioneer/Realtor in the World! Imagine, $3,000 for a ball! (In fact, Val helped to raise $19,205 from just the Silent Auction and Fund the Mission!) And, there will never be sufficient thank you’s for Kassie Erb and the generosity of Fox & Roach Charities. We could never do this without you and the great people of BHHS Fox & Roach and Trident.”

Funds Raised

And Counting!

About Build Jake’s Place

Jake’s Place is a nationally ranked, award-winning all-inclusive playground located at Challenge Grove Park in Cherry Hill, NJ. A boundless playground which allows children and adults of all abilities to play and interact together. Jake’s Place was funded by donations and built by community volunteers.


Build Jake’s Place builds “playgrounds for everybody”. Playgrounds where children in wheelchairs and other assistive devices can play along side others with ease. Even parents and grandparents with a disability can play and interact with the children.


Over the past several years, Jake’s Place has been nationally recognized as One of the Best Playgrounds not only in the Greater Philadelphia area but across the country.


Fox & Roach Charities provided the first organizational grant to Build Jake’s Place for their first boundless playground that opened in 2011.

Magic of Play II Gala Photo Gallery