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July 7, 2011

Playworks Summer Celebration ›

Come out with your families and friends and join us as we celebrate our growth to 32 schools for the 2011-2012 school year! There will be recess games, food, drinks and live music. Suggested donation $25, $10 minimum donation for Playworks families–kids under 12 free. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Spontaneous…

April 11, 2011

New Balance CEO Named Most Playful ›

What happens when an international apparel company with a commitment to responsible leadership, engages associates in play in and out-of-the office with a CEO whose iPod playlist is consistently described as "eclectic?" You get Boston's Rob DeMartini, CEO of New Balance and our country’s Most Playful CEO. DeMartini was named the country’s Most Playful CEO after a…

April 11, 2011

Recess at the State House! ›

Playworks Junior Coaches from the Garfield School in Revere led recess in the State House as part of MA Action for Health Kids legislative breakfast. The students led legislators, Senate staff and adults from across the state in 4-square, Switch and Drop the Cookie, one of 35 tag games in the Playworks playbook. Metro Boston…

April 11, 2011

Coaches Corner: Using Play to Transform Transitions ›

Coach Zack knew he had a big challenge to face when launching Playworks at the Garfield School in Revere. The school had never had recess. And then, to make it more interesting, there would be 125 kids on the playground at a time! Using signals such as “Match Me” and “Clap 3 times if you can…

March 23, 2011

Run for Recess Marathon Team Profile ›

Each week leading up to the Boston Marathon, Playworks will be featuring a new member of our Run for Recess Marathon Team. Starting off the weekly installment is Playworks very own Kelsea Gusk! Go inside the mind of Kelsea and learn more about her reasons for joining the marathon team and much more! 1. What…

March 15, 2011

Metro Boston Run For Recess 2011 ›

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011Time: 10a.m.Location: Franklin Park (Giraffe Entrance to the Zoo) (view flyer) Online registration is now closed. If you are still interested in participating in this year's race, please consider signing up on the day of event. Day of Registration will be open from 8:30 – 10am Saturday, May 14. Thank you for your…

January 18, 2011

Playworks Metro Boston Run For Recess Marathon Team FUNdraiser ›

Playworks Metro Boston has been chosen as one of six new official charities of the 2011 Boston Athletic Association Marathon. We have filled a team of 15 runners dedicated not only to finishing the 115th Boston Marathon but also fundraising to help keep Playworks operating in schools throughout the Metro Boston area, affecting the lives…

January 18, 2011

Playworks Metro Boston 4th Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament 2011 ›

Support over 10,000 kids in the Metro Boston Area Get your co-workers together and build a team Compete for city wide bragging rights HAVE FUN! Date: Friday, June 10, 2011Time: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.Location: Harvard University, Cumnock Fields Proceeds support children by providing safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity to Metro Boston…

January 10, 2011

Playworks Thanks New Balance ›

On behalf of 10,000 kids Playworks Metro Boston would like to thank the New Balance Foundation for their very generous support. It is with their help that we are we able to inch closer to our goal of bringing play to every child in the state of the Massachusetts.