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November 2022

Grant Park Turkey Trot-Volunteer!

November 2022November 26, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
DuSable Harbor, 111 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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The volunteer shift is from 7:00am-11:00 am on Saturday November 26, 2022. Volunteer with Playworks at the Grant Park Turkey Trot! Join in the excitement as a volunteer. All volunteers receive a free event shirt for volunteering. Volunteers will help at water stations, participant check-in, course marshaling and many other places. Sign up to volunteer! Directions and Parking: Start/finish: DuSable Harbor, 111 N Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60601 All Community Events recommends eco-friendly transportation for your convenience:  carpool, bicycle…

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2022 Playmakers Adult Recess

November 2022November 17, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
District Brew Yards, 417 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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Join the Playmakers board for a fun free night of games and to learn more about Playworks' impact in communities throughout Chicagoland. Playworks’ mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.  Playworks uses play, a universally accessible activity, to establish new norms for respectful social behavior and to include every child in physical activity.  Through these activities, students learn lifelong skills such as conflict resolution, teamwork, empathy and…

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October 2022

5 Ways to Have a Great Recess Webinar

October 2022October 6, 2022

Big changes start small. Join us as we kick-off The Game Plan, a free, four-part webinar series designed to provide practical solutions for principals, district administrators, teachers, and leaders of youth serving organizations . During the first webinar, you will learn the 5 key components of a great recess: Safety on the Playground Effective Systems (play space, transitions, equipment, & visuals) Engaged & Empowered Adults & Students Conflict Resolution Games, games, games, games! Leave this webinar with a better understanding…

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September 2022

Playworks Illinois Get in the Game: 10th Anniversary Backyard Bash

September 2022September 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bridge 410, 410 N Paulina St
Chicago, 60622

Get your tickets now for our  Get in the Game: Get in the Game: 10th Anniversary Backyard Bash on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Bridge 410 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. This celebratory evening will include dinner, cocktails, a silent auction and wine pull, and of course, play! Get in the Game Gala is a perfect representation of Playworks: incomparably fun and seriously impactful. It will be attended by 250+ guests, including key community, business, and education leaders. Join us for fun,…

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June 2022

Playworks Illinois 9th Annual Kickball Tournament

June 2022June 11, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Lawrence Athletic Fields Chicago, Illinois + Google Map

Lace up your sneakers and kick a home run for safe and healthy play. It’s time for our 9th Annual Kickball Tournament! Playworks Illinois' Kickball Tournament offers local businesses the chance to give back to their community while enjoying a few hours of play. The Kickball Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Athletic Fields in Lincoln Park and will include opportunities for networking (or friendly trash-talking), complimentary jerseys for…

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October 2020

Let’s Play For a Generation of Impact

October 2020

How can play help kids develop, practice social and emotional skills, and get physically active in virtual or hybrid environments or in-person experiences that are COVID-19 safe? Find out by joining Playworks and other supporters nationwide and Let’s Play! During this unique virtual event, you will experience how play feels right now. Teachers, coaches, and kids will share their stories of the back to school journey and how play and Playworks have eased the transition. Playworks President Elizabeth Cushing will…

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January 2020

Playmakers Happy Hour

January 2020January 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
District Brew Yards, 417 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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Join us at District Brew Yards on Wednesday, January 22 for a Playmakers Happy Hour. As part of their "Cents for Causes" initiative, the Brew Yards will donate 10 cents per ounce of beer to Playworks Illinois. Spread the word, invite your friends, and cheers to helping bring safe and healthy play to every kid in Illinois!

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December 2019

Talks at Google: Real Players Don’t Bully

December 2019December 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Google HQ, 320 N Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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With bullying a continuing national concern, Playworks' Real Players Don’t Bully campaign is partnering with Google's Be Internet Awesome program to call attention to the need to empower the next generation to be kind on and offline, leading this charge from elementary school playgrounds. Join us for a panel discussion about anti-bullying and youth empowerment, led by our 4th and 5th grade Junior Coaches. The panel will be moderated by Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia. To RSVP, please complete the…

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November 2019

Grant Park Turkey Trot 2019

November 2019November 30, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Grant Park Chicago, IL + Google Map

The Grant Park Turkey Trot has come together with Thanksgiving runs from around the nation to form a multi-city running festival called the American Turkey Tradition. This year, the proceeds from this 5k/10k walk/run will be going to Playworks Illinois! Register now or email Annie Share ( if you are interested in volunteering.      

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October 2019

Get in the Game 2019

October 2019October 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chicago Sports Museum, 835 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Save the date for our 6th annual Get in the Game event on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Chicago Sports Museum from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. This fun evening will include dinner, cocktails, a silent auction with a wine pull and of course play! The Get in the Game event is a perfect representation of Playworks: incomparably fun and seriously impactful. It’s a celebratory party which will be attended by 250+ guests, including key community, business, and education leaders combines fun, food…

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