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CarMax partnership to build 30 playgrounds in US

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Used car dealership chain CarMax says its foundation is partnering with a national non-profit group to build 30 playgrounds across the country.

The company is launching the $4.1 million partnership with KaBOOM! on Friday with the building of playgrounds in Richmond and Los Angeles

Richmond-based CarMax says volunteers will build the playgrounds that will benefit 100,000 children by the end of 2015.

In the next year, playgrounds also are planned for Maryland, Illinois, Kansas, Florida, Arizona, Texas and Atlanta. The CarMax Foundation also is donating playgrounds to other organizations and is working with KaBOOM! to identify and help areas that have lots of kids but not enough places to play.

CarMax runs more than 120 stores that mainly sell used cars and trucks.