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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 (annie.share@playworks.org) 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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June 2019

Playworks Illinois 8th Annual Kickball Tournament

June 2019June 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lawrence Athletic Fields Chicago, Illinois + Google Map

Lace up your sneakers and join us for some nostalgia over green grass and a big red bouncy ball. It’s time for our 8th Annual Kickball Tournament! The Playworks Illinois Kickball Tournament offers local businesses and individuals the opportunity to give back to their community while enjoying a few hours of play. The Corporate Kickball event will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lawrence Athletic Fields. The day will include complimentary jerseys for all participants, lunch, kickball,…

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October 2018

Get in the Game 2018

October 2018October 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chicago Sports Museum, 835 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Save the date for our 5th annual Get in the Game event on Friday, October 19, 2018 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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Join our 2018 BOA Chicago Marathon team!

October 2018October 7, 2018
Grant Park Chicago, IL

Playworks is thrilled to be an official charity of the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Over the past four years, our runners have generously raised funds to support Illinois students’ engagement in safe, rewarding play and physical activity throughout the school day. We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. In supporting Team Playworks, you will help us continue our mission to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for healthy,…

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June 2018

Playworks Illinois 7th Annual Kickball Tournament

June 2018June 16, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lawrence Athletic Fields Chicago, Illinois + Google Map

Lace up your sneakers and join us for some nostalgia over green grass and a big red bouncy ball for our 7th annual kickball tournament. The Playworks Illinois Corporate Kickball Tournament offers local businesses and individuals the opportunity to give back to their community while enjoying a few hours of play. The Corporate Kickball event will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Lawrence Athletic Fields. The day will include complimentary jerseys for all participants, lunch, kickball and opportunities…

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November 2017

Playworks Meet and Greet in Evanston!

November 2017November 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Creative Co-Working, 922 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Come enjoy drinks and snacks and learn more about Playworks Illinois! There will be a short program at 6:30 that includes an overview of services on which Playworks and District 65 can partner. And of course, we'll save a few minutes for play! Did you know: 96% of school staff agree that Playworks Illinois creates a safe and effective learning environment 96% of school staff report an increase in the number of students engaged in healthy play at recess On…

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