We believe in the healing power of sports. Unfortunately, some kids are forced into situations where play is not a right, but an unattainable luxury.
It’s a tough sell to get childrens’ play equipment a spot on a shipping pallet that’s being used to transport necessities like food, medicine, and water. But what if play could catch a ride to regions in need without displacing other, more essential cargo?
We wondered...what would happen if we could find a way to integrate the equipment into a mandatory part of the supply chain?
That’s what we’ve accomplished with PlayPallets International, and a revolutionary, patent-pending shipping pallet design that is also a completely self-contained sports equipment system.
The design and construction of PlayPallets make it possible to very easily break down and rebuild them into sturdy play equipment, without any additional parts or compromising its ability to transport supplies.
In fact, PlayPallets were engineered the exact size of standard shipping pallets, and built to the same specs. They can handle as much weight as traditional pallets, and be transported by forklift just as easily.
HOW IT WORKS
We'll take our Basketball Model A as an example, which can be reassembled into two complete youth-sized basketball hoops. Every part of the PlayPallet has a functional role:
The top and bottom of the pallet are sheets of 5-ply that will serve as the backboards, pre-painted and marked for easy hoop installation.
The interior support skeleton of the pallet is made of 1x4” planks that will help stabilize the basketball pole and backboard.
Once those are removed, the patent-pending ChannelCompartment™ can be accessed, where the accessories are securely packed for travel. For this model, it includes rims, nets, basketballs, air pumps, additional hardware, instructions for assembly, and rules.
And finally, the frame of the pallet is made of thick beams that are used to create two sturdy poles for the hoops.