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10/08/17
Playworks is thrilled to be an official charity of the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Over the past four years, our runners have generously raised funds to support... »
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09/28/17
Join us for our Get in the Game event on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Ovation Chicago from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. This camp-themed evening will include dinner, cocktails, a... »
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06/03/17
Lace up your sneakers and join us for some nostalgia over green grass and a big red bouncy ball for our 6th annual kickball tournament. Playworks Illinois Corporate Kickball... »
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05/25/17
Healthy Chicago 2.0, launched by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health, serves as the start of a new movement dedicated to making Chicago a connected,... »
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02/22/17
Playworks Illinois is celebrating AmeriCorps week by highlighting one of our AmeriCorps Coaches, Shamerea Richards. Coach Shay is a first-year coach serving at James N. Thorp... »
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11/10/16
It was in 1996 that Jill Vialet founded Playworks, a national nonprofit providing elementary schools and youth organizations around the country with fun and safe activities.Read... »
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10/20/16
On Thursday, October 20, 2016 Playworks Illinois will host our annual fundraising event, Get in the Game: Camp Playworks. This evening, filled with food, libations, games, and a... »
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08/09/16
photo by GettyImagesWhy are we so quick to dismiss play as a force for learning? As Playworks CEO and founder Jill Vialet notes,"Consider something as simple as a game of... »
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06/23/16
Playworks has teamed up with New Balance to offer the SparkStart Fitness Challenge across the nation. See how New Balance, MLB athletes, and Playworks are getting kids in the... »
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06/07/16
While summer time is the perfect time for kids to get outside and play, there are plenty of distractions around to keep them from getting good exercise such as the TV,  computer... »

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