Third Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament!

  1. Updates

It's been a tough month for sports. First, Boston watched (and may have cried) as the Lakers beat the Celtics in the Playoffs. Then, there was Saturday's upset in the World Cup, when Ghana ousted the U.S. At times like this, one wonders how our hope can be redeemed.

And then Playworks thinks back to June 11. There were grass stains. There was beer. There was intense cheering. Who needs the World Cup when there's Playworks Metro Boston's Third Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament, establishing eternal glory for the hallowed game of kickball, and inspiring the love of play in all sports fans?!

The day was like no other (except for maybe the last two tournaments, but even better!) Nine amazing corporate teams and one fantastic "friends of Playworks" team competed valiantly,  stopping only to eat and drink delicious refreshments, generously provided by Panera Bread, Sam Adams, and Harpoon.  After high-fiving and playing hard through what can only be described as the most fun they've ever had, all the teams gathered to watch The Boston Breakers win the first place kickball trophy, and Teamworks win the second place magician trophy!

The event raised over $15,000 for Playworks, and we are so excited and thankful that:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Breakers
  • Children's Hospital Boston (Sports Medicine)
  • Health Management Resources (HMR)
  • New Profit Inc.
  • Panera Bread
  • Root Cause
  • Teamworks
  • Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

joined with us to directly improve the way that kids experience the school day through play. We also want to thank Bingham McCutchen and Panera Bread for sponsoring the tournament, and recognize Harvard University for generously allowing us to use Cumnock Fields. Play on!

And, don't forget to check out our "Best of" Album (and our fancy photography skills!)

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