The Girls Got Game!

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Playworks Chicago kicked off the 2011-12 Girls Basketball season with our first ever Extravaganza, an event where all of our schools’ teams (comprised of 4th and 5th graders) came together for a skills-building clinic. At stations led by our Playworks Program Coordinators, players were able to practice their shooting, rebounding, passing, dribbling and defensive skills.  The Girls Basketball Extravaganza was an introduction to basketball for many girls and was a great way to teach the basics of the game! At the end of the evening, teams comprised of players from different schools scrimmaged to show off their new talents.

Many thanks to Union Park for hosting both the Extravaganza and our weekly games. And, a big “whoosh clap” to the families for their support!  

More Updates


March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…

December 15, 2020

Top 6 Games to Play Virtually ›

Many educators have risen to the challenge of transitioning their lessons to accommodate virtual education, and Playworks has been helping educators ensure play remains in every child’s day, even online. Kids prioritize play, and with our support educators are leveraging play when teaching virtually in order to keep kids engaged, active, and to build community.…