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A few times each year, Roosevelt Elementary School has an event called "Lunch with Mom.” This is a chance for moms to bring lunch to their child, eat with them in the cafeteria, and enjoy recess with them. Evan, a fifth grader at my school, was lucky enough to have his mom visit during this event last week. After lunch was over, we all headed out to the playground. Evan chose to play 4-square. His mom sat back and watched with this weird look on her face. I walked over and introduced myself as the Playworks Coach. She asked "are you the one who has them playing these games?" I told her yes, and explained the Playworks program and our mission. She then replied "Thank you." I smiled and said, "For what?" She replied, "Evan NEVER plays with other kids. He always stays to himself. This is AMAZING!" I thanked her for her support, and she hopped in the 4-square line to play along with her son!

Coach Bennie
Roosevelt Elementary School

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