On Friday, May 20th, the Minnesota Twins joined Playworks at Whittier Elementary School for recess and some wiffle ball fun! As part of the Minnesota Twins and Major League Baseball's Play Ball initiative, shortstop Jorge Polanco and pitcher Michael Tonkin played a game of wiffle ball with 5th and 3rd grade students out at recess.
"Our recess is going wonderfully. I have had a 25% decrease in referrals overall, meaning kids are in class learning instead of out. Fights over conflicts in games is down even more than that!"
Cherie Esposito, Principal
Kickstart the Playworks Store
The Playworks Store is now open! Promote play with Playworks shirts and swag, or give kids opportunities for safe, healthy play with playground equipment and games. All sales help Playworks leverage the power of play at schools across the country.
“At Mattel, we believe in the power of play and the critical link between play and the healthy development and learning of children. With Playworks as a partner, we can directly and immediately translate that vision into direct impact with thousands of children each year.”
—Diedre Lind, Executive Director, Mattel Children’s Foundation
Playworks Turns Twenty
Throughout the year, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Playworks and with it, 20 years of bringing healthy, safe, and inclusive play to thousands of children across the country.
Playworks is grateful to our partners, who share our belief that every child deserves a place on their school playground. Learn how partnering with Playworks can create opportunities that help kids find their place in the world through play.