In the News


October 28, 2019

Detroit Lions players encourage students to stand up to bullying ›

Several Lions players took time on Tuesday afternoon to visit the Mason Academy to encourage kindness and to discourage bullying through the act of play. The players met, played with kids and answered questions at a pep rally hosted in conjunction with National Bullying Prevention Month. Featured photo credit: Detroit Lions Cheerleaders


September 5, 2019

Detroit Lions Named Recipient of the 2019 Playworks Michigan Game Changer Award ›

Each year, we recognize a partner that goes above and beyond in helping provide safe and healthy play for children in our community. We were able to sit down with WJR-AM and enthusiastically share we selected the Detroit Lions as the recipient of the 2019 Playworks Michigan Game Changer Award.


September 5, 2019

Playworks Michigan Expands to 4 Grand Rapids Area Elementary Schools ›

Executive Director Angela Rogensues talks about Playworks Michigan’s collaboration with four Grand Rapids area elementary schools to launch the Playworks Pro initiative this fall with WGVU/ Grand Rapids Radio.

Crain's Detroit Business

August 27, 2019

Nonprofit grows ‘power of play’ philosophy, training in Michigan ›

Playworks Michigan, a Detroit-based nonprofit affiliate working to keep kids active and healthy through play, is expanding its reach to elementary schools in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Lansing. Playworks, which advocates for the “power of play,” served 27,000 students in 72 Michigan schools in the 2018-19 school year.

June 4, 2019

Playworks on 910 Superstation ›

Our Executive Director, Angela Rogensues, sat down with Kelly Cobb from The Nolan Finley Show on 910 AM Superstation during the Mackinac Policy Conference to discuss the Power of Play and how the skills children learn on the playground help them be successful in life.


May 30, 2019

WPHM Radio Interview: Mackinac Policy Conference ›

Today’s children face countless challenges when accessing safe and healthy play. Many elementary schools lack the basic infrastructure or personnel needs to support a daily recess for students. Alexandra Gardner, Development Director, shares with WPHM the ways in which Playworks Michigan levels the playing field for the benefit of all children in the state.

Everything Blue Water TV

May 30, 2019

Playworks Michigan on EBW TV ›

Executive Director Angela Rogensues sits down with Everything Blue Water TV to discuss education, business and the power of play at the annual Mackinac Policy Conference. With multiple partners in the Port Huron area, Playworks’ impact across the state of Michigan continues to grow.

Click on Detroit

December 17, 2018

The Power of Play During School Breaks ›

Playworks Michigan Executive Director Angela Rogensues shares how to ensure kids continue to enjoy the power of play even during school breaks. She is joined by Coach Tyler and kids from a local Playworks school who are demonstrating Switch and other fun games that can be played indoors.

October 24, 2018

Detroit Lions Attend Real Players Don’t Bully Event ›

Detroit Lions partnered with Playworks Michigan to promote inclusion, kindess and respect at a Real Players Don’t Bully pep rally at Hutchinson Elementary.