Over $115,000 Raised at Playworks Get in the Game Breakfast

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Playworks Coach Dana Harris, Junior Coach alumni Chris Maurilus, and teacher Coreen Miranda from the Tobin K-8 School in Roxbury

On Friday, May 4, over 150 corporate and civic leaders from across Greater Boston gathered at The Lenox Hotel for our third annual Playworks Get in the Game Breakfast.

Speakers from the Tobin K-8 School in Roxbury shared their stories to illustrate how Playworks Stops the Chaos, Shifts Behaviors, and Accelerates Health and Learning in Boston schools.

Boston Superintendent Tommy Chang presented the Playworks Gamechanger Award to Jill Shah, co-founder of the Shah Family Foundation, for her work to provide fresh and nutritious food to students every day. In her speech, Jill described the goals of the Shah Family Foundation to make schools a place for every student to grow and thrive in a safe and supportive environment.

Left to right: Playworks Executive Director Jon Gay, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang, and Jill Shah, recipient of Playworks’ Gamechanger Award

The theme of this year’s breakfast was ‘Every Kid, Every Day.’ We highlighted how programs like Playworks’ and the Shah Family Foundation’s leverage under-utilized times of the school day—lunch and recess—to transform school climate for Boston students. We are dedicated to reaching every kid, every day and we are grateful for our supporters who share our vision.

Guests filled out donation cards to pledge support for Playworks in the upcoming school year. $115,000 in total funds were raised, which will allow Playworks to continue our expansion to an additional 10 Boston Public Schools next year.

Thank you to our presenting  sponsor, New Balance, and our event sponsors, Holly and David Bruce, The Lenox Hotel, The Strategy Group, and Nutter Law for making this event possible. Thank you to our Host Committee Members for your support in making this event a success. Last but not least, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined us at the Get in the Game Breakfast this year. Check out our Facebook album for more highlights from the breakfast.

Left to right: Mohamad Ali (CEO of Carbonite), Kanda Alagappan (Playworks Board Member), Jon Gay (Playworks Executive Director

 

Four former Playworks Coaches joined us at the Get int the Game Breakfast

 

Left to right: Chris Anderson (President of Anderson Robbins), Len Tacconi (President of HMR), Jay McQuaide (Playworks Board Chair)

 

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