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January 26, 2014

Meet Coach Matt ›

Coach Matt is rocking his second year as the coach for Whittier Elementary.  Before joining the Playworks team in the Fall of 2012 he was at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, earning a degree in Secondary Education.  After graduation he came to the Twin Cities because of the unlimited opportunities to work in a diverse and progressive…

January 24, 2014

2014 Junior Coach Conference ›

Playworks Minnesota held its 4th Annual Junior Coach Conference this month. Over 160, 4th and 5th grade students from 14 Minneapolis and St Paul Schools gathered together to experience a day of leadership, learning, and community.    The conference provided an opportunity for Junior Coaches to feel part of the larger Playworks' school community, develop new leadership skills, and have…

October 14, 2013

Meet Coach Kerry ›

This is Coach Kerry's second year as an official Recess Rockstar.  When she isn't leading recess or teaching a Class Game Time, Coach Kerry can be found in the hallways handing out high-fives to students and staff alike, encouraging healthy community.  She has also been known to put on a penguin suit and lead the…

September 12, 2013

Open Streets Minneapolis ›

Playworks is partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition for Open Streets Minneapolis. We’re providing opportunities for kids and families to engage in safe, healthy play as this street festival moves around the neighborhoods of Minneapolis.  Play stations include four square, castle ball, jump rope and hoola hoops. You…

February 7, 2013

Soirée For Play: a FUNdraiser for Playworks ›

Join Playworks Twin Cities for Soirée For Play:  a FUNdraiser for Playworks This is your opportunity to celebrate recess and learn more about how Twin Cities schools are partnering with an innovative program that provides safe and meaningful play for nearly 7,000 students in the Twin Cities every day! This festive fundraiser features a cocktail…

December 18, 2012

SAVE THE DATE: 2013 Soirée For Play ›

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,…

November 28, 2012

KARE 11 Joins the Games at Andersen United Community School! ›

Just before Thanksgiving, Chris Freytag and Belinda Jensen of Twin Cities' KARE 11 put on their November play gear for a day of recess at Andersen United Community School in Minneapolis. Learn more about what they learned on their day on the playground! Non-profit Organization Helps Kids Stay Focused

September 17, 2012

Corporate Kickball Tournament 2013 ›

Join Playworks Minnesota Friday, June 14 for our Third Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament. We'll share an afternoon of friendly competition–and nostalgia brought on by green grass and bouncy balls–as teams compete to win the coveted traveling Playworks Corporate Kickball Trophy. After the tournament, we will continue the fun at a Playworks Sponsored Happy Hour at a nearby establishment. Join us for…

June 7, 2012

Playworks Twin Cities Partners with Minnesota Twins ›

Playworks Twin Cities is thrilled to partner with the Minnesota Twins, who sponsored our Junior Coaches this year and hosted our Junior Coach Conference at Target Field in May.  Through this partnership, the Minnesota Twins honored Playworks Junior Coaches from all nine Minneapolis and Saint Paul Schools on the field in a pre-game ceremony and…