$9,000 Raised at Playworks’ Rock, Paper, Scissors FUNdraiser to Support Girls’ Basketball Leagues

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On Thursday November 8, Playworks New England put the FUN back in FUNdraiser at our 12th annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament at Bell in Hand Tavern. Sponsored by RSM, this year’s event was a huge success. We raised $9,000 to support our 4th and 5th grade Girls’ Basketball Leagues across greater Boston.The Rock, Paper, Scissors (RPS)

Tournament is a unique event, injecting Playworks’ high energy and friendly competition into a night out in downtown Boston. The winner of this year’s tournament not only won bragging rights as the new RPS champion of Boston, but also two tickets to a Boston Celtics game during the 2018-19 season.

Winner of RPS tournament
The winner of this year’s RPS tournament was Matt Gorham!

After crowning this year’s RPS Champion, we held a raffle drawing and silent auction, giving away an assortment of impressive prizes donated to Playworks by local businesses and popular attractions. Some noteworthy prizes included:

  • 2 round trip tickets on JetBlue to anywhere in the US
  • 2018 Boston Celtics autographed basketball
  • New Balance winter running gear
  • Sam Adams swag bag and private brewery tour
  • Five class passes to Turnstyle Cycling and Bootcamp

Our annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament is truly one of the most exciting charity events of the year. In addition to raising funds for programming, the event is a great way to get local young professionals together to celebrate the power of play! Head to our Facebook album to see highlights from the event and tag your friends in photos.

Playworks staff at RPS tournament
We had a great turnout this year from Playworks staff! From left: Program Manager Akeem, Coach Henry, Coach Jason, Coach Rianna, Coach Zach, Coach Claire
Stephon and Trevor at RPS tournament
Playworks staff members, Stephon Lilly and Trevor Perry

Supporters of Playworks at RPS tournament