April 18, 2013

Peyton Manning visits Playworks and Whittier Elementary ›

The students and teachers at Whittier Elementary were stunned last week when Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning showed up for a surprise visit at the school. The football superstar stressed the importance of physical activity and explained, “The more active you are, you pay more attention in school and you have more energy to do your…

April 18, 2013

Playworks to present at Excellence in Schools Summit ›

Playworks is presenting on the benefits of increased play in schools at the Excellence in Schools Summit in Arvada, CO April 25-26. Playworks is helping teachers, principals and educators capitalize on an existing, built-in time in the school day that often results in disciplinary issues: RECESS. The best way to improve recess is by ensuring that staff have the training necessary…

April 8, 2013

Playworks travels to Washington, D.C. ›

More than a dozen  representatives from Playworks cities around the country traveled to Washington, D.C. to share their stories of triumph from the playground earlier this spring. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) invited Playworks staff and coaches to DC to highlight the great work of Playworks in schools across the country. Playworks Denver Executive…

April 3, 2013

Stories from the Playground ›

Playworks Denver is serving nearly 5,000 students in the Denver, Aurora and Northglenn areas this year.  Read one of the Great Stories from Coach Natalie at Global Village Academy-Northglenn and see the impact Playworks is having on schools and students throughout Colorado. I got to know my first-grade friend, "John," really well when his older…

February 25, 2013

2013 RoShamBo Rockstar Tournament and FUNdraiser ›

Rock crushes scissors. Scissors cut paper. Paper covers rock…. You know the drill. But can you rock it?! Playworks Denver is hosting a RoShamBo Rockstar Tournament and FUNdraiser  Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Vine Street Pub, 1700 Vine St., Denver, CO 80206. The festivities  begin at 6:30pm. RoShamBo, also known as rock, paper, scissors, is the…

January 28, 2013

Playworks Denver Basketball Extravaganza ›

Last week, Playworks Denver kicked off their basketball season with a basketball extravaganza.  Despite the frigid weather, over 80 4th and 5th grade girls showed up from our 12 schools to participate in skill building games where they learned to pass and shoot, control the ball and defend against opponents.  Young girls ran around the gymnasium…

January 25, 2013

Playworks Denver Run for Recess 2013 ›

Come join us for the second annual Playworks 5k/10k Run For Recess! Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013, Time: 8:30 AM (Kids Run at 8:15), Location: Sloan's Lake Park, Denver, CO, Distance(s): 10k and 5k run with Kids Fun Run  Sorry, you must enable javascript to view this content. You can still register on the RunSignUp website by clicking here.

November 4, 2012

Denver Broncos invite Playworks to Hometown Huddle ›

The Denver Broncos welcomed Playworks to Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 23, 2012.  Playworks staff led a Corporate Recess for Broncos executive staff, cheerleaders and players. The event was a great opportunity for the diverse employees of the Broncos to have fun in a non-business, or competitive, environment. The staff and players…

September 14, 2012

Coaches Travel to Preservice Training in Denver, CO ›

Playworks Houston had an awesome start to the school year with pre-service training for our coaches in Denver, Colorado. During the pre-service week, Houston coaches were able to train with new and returning Playworks coaches from Houston and Denver. It was a great week full of learning, training, team building, and fun Playworks style! After…