Get in the Game 2017


October 05, 2017



5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thank you to all of our amazing Play supporters who attended and were a part of our 6th Annual Get in the Game Event!

Photos of the event

Join us along with our honorary committee
Rod Wood, President, Detroit Lions
Floyd W. Green, III, Corporate VP & Community Relations and Urban Marketing Executive, Aetna
Tonya Allen, President and CEO of The Skillman Foundation
alongside key leaders and companies in the Metro Detroit area


Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. 
 8:00 p.m.
Program starts at 6:45 p.m.

With emcee: Kacie Hollins, WXYZ Channel 7

Location: Coleman A. Young International Airport
Hangar Bay No. 1, 11499 Conner St., Detroit, MI 48213

Music provided by DJ Pig Pen
Food provided by Trattoria Pizzeria Da Luigi, Royal Oak

Thank you to our 2017 Presenting Sponsor:

Thank you to our 2017 Impact Sponsors:


The Carr Family  

Thank you to our 2017 Game Changer Sponsors:


Lindsay Rosenfeld, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Thank you to our 2017 Playmaker Sponsors:


Elysium Experience                 The Gill Family


Playworks Get in the Game is our fun and impactful signature fundraising event that transports guests from the event to the playground. Funds raised at the event will support the expanding efforts of Playworks to bring the power of play to every girl and boy in Michigan and beyond. For information about available participation opportunities, please contact Playworks Michigan’s Development Manager, Maria Carr, at


Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s social, emotional and physical health. During the 2016-17 school year, Playworks reached nearly 900,000 students at 1,800 schools in 23 U.S. cities directly and through professional training services. We are changing the educational experience and school culture by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills. Our vision is for 3.5 million kids in 7,000 elementary schools nationwide to experience safe and healthy play every day by 2020.