In November, 2008, in Nashville, Tennessee, a second grade basketball team was formed that consisted of both urban and suburban youth from the same local, elementary school. At the onset of the 2009 school year, the urban youth had been rezoned and no longer attended the same school as the suburban youth, hence, making it difficult for the students to play on the same sports’ teams. Students and families from both schools were disappointed that the urban and suburban students’ mutually beneficial relationships had been affected by the change.
Therefore, Donald Wynn, a former collegiate athlete and K.K. Wynn, an educator, founded EnPlay. EnPlay was established to bring youth and their parents together on common ground with the purpose of preparing today’s youth for tomorrow’s world.