2015 Girls Basketball Jamboree

  1. Updates

For several weeks coaches have been preparing students for Playworks Girls Basketball Jamboree. On March 14 more than 300 spectators, coaches, and players arrived at Western High School eager to showcase their skills. Each Playworks coach prepared a team from their respective schools to teach the fundamentals of the game. At the event more than 125 students were put into groups where they played skill-building games as well as a full-court game against another Playworks team. With the bleachers full of lively spectators, the gym was bustling with excitement, cheering, and high-fives. Afterwards, everyone gathered together for a group photo and snack. We want to say thank you to the coaches, spectators, and to Western for making this event a great success.

More Updates


Teacher pushing cart
Teacher pushing cart

April 8, 2021

How to fund Playworks programming at your school ›

Did you know Playworks programming can be funded by a variety of federal, state, and private streams? Here is a list to provide guidance and resources to help administrators in Michigan determine the best funding source to support bringing Playworks to your school. Government Grants For Schools Playworks has been found to be evidence-based under…

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,…