New Partnership with Brown Brothers Harriman

  1. Updates

It was right around lunch time as Playworks' office staff, armed with ball bags, floor tape, and cones, began to set up recess. Only, we weren't on a playground. We were in an office building.

Wednesday, August 11 kicked off our new partnership with Brown Brothers Harriman, a financial services firm, through our second Corporate Recess of 2010. BBH employees had the opportunity to experience Playworks' impact firsthand by playing Partner to Partner, 4-Square, Circle Dodgeball, and Rock Paper Scissors All Star. All of the participants had such a great time that by the end of the recess, one asked if we could do this every week!

And now BBH has adopted one of our schools – The Quincy – in Chinatown. On the first Thursday of each month, 4 or 5 BBH Cares volunteers head over to help Coach D organize and play games at recess. They've volunteered twice already (they even made indoor recess fun and run smoothly!) and they'll be starting to support after-school in December. We want to thank the following volunteers for rocking recess!

BBH Cares Volunteers of the Month

OCTOBER

  • Bryan DiMare
  • Donna Brano
  • Janet Lee
  • Stephen Kouri
  • Mike Dorsey
  • Brian Connerty

NOVEMBER

  • Stacy Travers
  • Siobhán Murphy
  • Anthony Fernandes
  • Matthew Quinn
  • Mike Ryan

Check back once a month for new updates and photos of our honorary BBH coaches!

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