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November 8, 2012

Play of the Month: Sponsored by The Detroit Lions and Play 60 ›

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…

November 6, 2012

Make a Difference Day with Bloomfield Hills School District ›

We are thankful to the students, families and faculty of the Bloomfield Hills School District who worked so hard throughout the month of October to raise money for Playworks Detroit. Each school held bake sales, hat days, sold bracelets and stickers, and hosted other events in order to Save Recess for students in Metro-Detroit. Their powerful…

November 6, 2012

Save the Date: Second Annual Game Changer Awards ›

Join us for a playful lunch and celebration of Detroit's Game Changers Wednesday, March 27, 201311:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Hall of Legends at Ford FieldCost: A thoughtful donation  Nominations are currently being accepted for 2013 Game Changer Awards 

November 6, 2012

Join us for a Playworks Play Session! ›

Play sessions provide you with a first-hand experience of the Playworks program in action. Each play session lasts about one hour and takes place on the playground at one of our partner schools. Below is a list of upcoming play session dates and locations.  Please call Sommer Brock at 313-879-4934 or email sbrock@playworks.org to RSVP for…

October 18, 2012

2013 Game Changer Awards: Call for Nominations ›

The Get in the Game Luncheon is the premier annual fundraising event for Playworks Detroit. Those receiving awards will be recognized as “Game Changers” for instrumental efforts made to directly or indirectly improve the health and wellbeing of Detroit area children as identified by Playworks core values – healthy community, healthy play, inclusion and respect.…

September 18, 2012

Playworks Detroit partners with The Detroit Lions ›

The Detroit Lions announced Living for the City, a new philanthropic initiative, with Playworks Detroit as one of only five formal partners.   Join the "Play 60" club  Playworks will serve as the official Detroit Lions Play 60 partner, promoting physical activity and safe, meaningful play at Detroit area schools and throughout the community.  “We…

February 6, 2012

Playworks Detroit receives $280k Kellogg grant ›

Playworks Detroit has received a $280,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The funds will support an innovative school improvement program that transforms school climate with the goal of helping to improve academic, social and physical activity outcomes of low income elementary students in Detroit. Since 1996, Playworks has been transforming America’s schools, tapping into recess,…

February 6, 2012

Playworks Detroit names Game Changer Awardees ›

Detroit, Michigan — Playworks, a national nonprofit that uses recess and play to support learning and helps schoolchildren stay active and healthy, has announced receipients of the first annual Game Changer Awards.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Come Play Detroit, Excellent Schools Detroit, Motor City Chapter, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and  WXYZ’s…

October 26, 2011

Playworks Detroit receives $25,000 grant to improve the health and well-being of children ›

Playworks Detroit has received a $25,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan. The funds will support physical activity and safe, meaningful play for elementary schools in Detroit. Since 1996 Playworks has been transforming America’s schools, tapping into recess, working alongside teachers, developing student leadership and leveraging team play as opportunities to make an…