Updates

February 23, 2017

Celebrating AmeriCorps Coach Chris Porter ›

This week we are celebrating our amazing AmeriCorps members during AmeriCorps Appreciation Week! All of our AmeriCorps members are getting things done on playgrounds across the Bay Area and they all have truly unique and inspiring stories. Here’s a story from AmeriCorps Coach Chris Porter: The fifth grade class at Spruce Elementary is bright and…

November 28, 2016

TJ Carrie and Playworks creates “Recess Hero” Playbook for Parker Elementary ›

Oakland Raiders cornerback TJ Carrie launched his charitable foundation with students on the playground of Parker Elementary in Oakland on November 28, 2016, partnering with Playworks and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Together, TJ and Playworks created an exciting playbook for Parker Elementary entitled, “Recess Hero.” This innovative incentive program empowers Junior Coaches to challenge all…

November 8, 2016

Warriors James Michael McAdoo Joins the Get Fit Movement ›

  Golden State Warriors forward James Michael McAdoo joined our Playworks partner Lake Elementary and 425 students through an instructional and interactive clinic focusing on activities around physical fitness, healthy living, and nutrition. McAdoo and students cycled through four rotations: yoga, dance, basketball, and nutrition. McAdoo led students through the Get Fit pledge to encourage…

October 18, 2016

Warriors’ Open Practice Unites Bay Area Community ›

Last Wednesday, two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry accepted the Free Throw Percentage Champion Award from Playworks Junior Coach Kevin Escobar, a student at Highland Elementary in Richmond, CA. Playworks had the opportunity to publically thank the Warriors for their hard work this past season at the Warrior's Open Practice event. Playworks Northern California joined thousands of fans to…

September 20, 2016

Raiders Participate in Playworks Recess ›

The Raiders participate in recess activities led by Playworks Coaches through out the school year. The Raiders have been giving back to our community and have been spreading safe and healthy play at our Playworks partnered schools. Watch the video here!

June 23, 2016

New Balance SparkStart Fitness Challenge ›

Playworks has teamed up with New Balance to offer the SparkStart Fitness Challenge across the nation. Students at Cesar Chavez participated in fitness challenges twice a week over the course of six weeks. San Francisco Giants third baseman, Matt Duffy, came to support the kids and their hard work for the closing ceremony event. Learn…

May 17, 2016

Get in the Game 2016 ›

Get in the Game 2016 in San Francisco a Rousing Success The San Francisco Metreon’s City View was rocking on the evening of May 13 as Playworks’ eighth annual Get in the Game event took over the venue. The event was attended by more than 400 supporters who foursquared and shot hoops in cocktail attire and heels…

April 13, 2016

Warriors Hoops For Kids Program to Donate $530,000 for Underserved Youth in the Bay Area ›

The Warriors Community Foundation, in partnership with the Koret Foundation, Taube Family Foundation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, continued the Hoops for Kids program this season, a program through which the Warriors achievements on the court support underserved youth in the Bay Area. Every Warriors three-pointer made during the 2015-16 regular season yields $500 toward eight…

February 9, 2016

Announcing 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. Shop Now