Updates

May 29, 2013

As School Year Closes: We Look Back ›

As we wrap up the 2012-13 school year, it is nice to reflect back on the fun we’ve had and the positive changes we’ve seen in our schools and students we serve. Our amazing coaches have spent the school year playing with, guiding and teaching over 5,000 students in our 11 partner schools. As a…

May 23, 2013

Colorado Rapids Partner with Playworks ›

Playworks Denver partnered with the Colorado Rapids for their Rapids’ Recess program.  The Rapids' Recess program brings Rapids players out to school locations for the players to speak with elementary school students about staying healthy through the integration of academics and soccer. Three Playworks schools – College View, AXL Academy and DCIS-Ford- were happy to host…

May 15, 2013

2013 Playworks 4 Square Block Party ›

Friday, June 14, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Parking lot of the Children’s Museum of Denver 2121 Children’s Museum Drive Denver CO Tickets: $20 (advance purchase), $25 (day of) Admission includes 2 beers and unlimited 4 Square  * food will be available for purchase Proceeds support learning by providing safe, healthy and inclusive play and…

May 14, 2013

Broncos join Playworks for Be a Champion in the Community Week ›

The Denver Broncos kicked off Be a Champion in the Community Week by joining Playworks and students at Whittier Elementary and DCIS-Ford out at the playground. Broncos players Mario Butler, Joel Dreessen, Ben Garland, Malik Jackson, Steven Jackson, Quentin Saulsberry, Sealver Siliga, Omar Bolden, Tony Carter, Greg Orton and Gerell Robinson brought tons of energy…

May 9, 2013

Playworks’ Run for Recess ›

The Playworks Denver 5K/10K Run for Recess went off without a hitch this year at Sloan's Lake Park in Denver. The 2013 Run for Recess was sponsored in part by ReadyTalk and Kaiser Permanente. The race featured runners competing in 28 different age group categories, and was a family affair featuring runners from 3 to…

May 6, 2013

Volleyball Leagues with Playworks ›

This year’s volleyball season was a blast for Playworks Denver! More than 120 girls and boys from our 11 schools participated in a month-long volleyball league. Players were able to build skills and confidence, make friends and have fun.  Despite the crazy weather in April, our games still had over 90% attendance with kids bubbling…

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…