Magic of Play Gala for Build Jake’s Place

Magic of Play Gala for Build Jake’s Place

April 29, 2017 | The Riverton Country Club

Friends and supporters of Build Jake’s Place attended a fundraising gala on Saturday, April 29th at the Riverton Country Club in Cinnaminson, NJ. Fox & Roach Charities was proud to be the presenting sponsor for this first-ever event.

Guests enjoyed an open bar with hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner with curated wines, 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.


A highlight of the evening was a performance by internationally-known mentalist and magician, Kevin Viner, who wowed the crowd with demonstrations of mental telepathy, numerology and sleight-of-hand.


More than 280 guests attended the gala and over $66,000 was raised for Build Jake’s Place and the new Burlington County playground!


If you were unable to attend, don’t worry! Planning is already underway for next year’s gala. We hope to see you then!

Video scenes from the Gala:

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 Gala Photo Gallery