SAVE THE DATE: 2013 Soirée For Play

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Join the Playworks Twin Cities Board and KARE-11’s Eric Perkins (a.k.a Perk at Play), local education leaders and supporters of Playworks for an evening of stories and fun including: cocktails, games, silent auction, and dinner. Come hear stories about the critical importance of a healthy recess and active play in every school day.

April 11, 2013
Saint Paul’s Union Depot

For more information about tickets, tables and event details, contact Salena Acox at 952-232-0472 or

Playworks Twin Cities transforms schools by providing play and physical activity at recess and throughout the school day. We are currently serving nearly 7,000 Minneapolis and Saint Paul Public School students every day.

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