Playworks, in partnership with the New England Revolution and Santander Bank, is committed to creating and encouraging positive environments that support inclusivity and eliminate bullying in schools.
During the August 24 Revs home match, 16,236 Revs fans collectively stood to “show a red card to bullying” as part of our collaborative campaign to end bullying in New England.
Before the match, Playworks Coaches ran recess at the Fan Zone in the Gillette Stadium parking lot. Kids attending the match jumped into games of foursquare, hula hoops, and parachute before watching the New England Revolution defeat Chicago Fire in a 2-1 win at home.
Santander also provided transportation and free tickets to students and families from the Gardner Pilot Academy in Allston—a Playworks partner school. GPA students, along with Assistant Principal Joe Sara and Playworks staff, got to walk on to the field at half time to promote the #RedCardsAgainstBullying campaign.
For each Revolution assist recorded through the remainder of the 2019 season, Santander will donate $1,000, up to $20,000, to Playworks New England. The donations will directly support our Junior Coach Leadership Program, equipping 4th and 5th grade student leaders with the skills to foster safe and inclusive recess environments at their schools.
Head to the New England Revolution #RedCardAgainstBullying page to see the current Santander donation total!