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November 2017

#RecessRocksinRI Playshop 2017

November 2017November 7, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - November 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Want to become part of #RecessRocksinRI? Interested in learning strategies to improve recess at your school? Looking for tools and tips to increase play and physical activity in your program? Join Playworks, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition, for our annual Playshop, a three-hour professional development workshop focused on the power of play. And this year there are two opportunities for you to attend. The Playshops will equip you with: Tangible group management and conflict resolution…

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October 2017

The 2017 Playworks Run for Recess Boston Marathon Team

October 2017October 4, 2017 @ 1:15 pm - 1:15 pm

As of now, the 2017 Playworks Run for Recess team is filled. Learn more about our team below: Lauren Simonelli Marta McAlister Jordan Vojta Mark Adamiak Julie LaFleur Victoria Kay THE 2017 PLAYWORKS RUN FOR RECESS BOSTON MARATHON TEAM Playworks is thrilled to be an official charity of the John Hancock Non-Profit Partner Boston Marathon Program. Over the past four years, our runners have collectively raised $350,000 to support our in- and out-of-school youth development play and physical activity programs. As…

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June 2017

Join us for the Tenth Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament

June 2017June 9, 2017 @ 4:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Thank you to the 20 teams that participated in Playworks' Corporate Kickball Tournament this year. The event was a resounding success and we could not have done it without all 300 participants in attendance. From awarding the Champion and the Spampion to posing playfully in our photobooth, we had fun all afternoon. See photos from the 2017 Corporate Kickball tournament here. To learn more about the Corporate Kickball Tournament, read this Boston Globe article. By participating in Corporate Kickball, your…

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May 2017

8th Annual Playworks Run for Recess

May 2017May 20, 2017 @ 2:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Franklin Park Playstead Field, Playstead Road
Roxbury, MA 02119 United States

From enjoying the wonderful weather and giving out high-fives at the finish line to posing playfully in our photo booth, our 750 enthusiastic guests were having fun all morning. Please enjoy these photos from the unforgettable event. See official runtimes here. We hope to see you next year at the Run for Recess. Join us for the eighth annual Playworks Run for Recess, a family friendly 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, May 20th. The Run for Recess offers opportunities for the whole family to get involved at Franklin Park's…

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Playworks New England Get in the Game Breakfast

May 2017May 12, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lenox Hotel in Boston, 61 Exeter Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Get in the Game Breakfast 2017 in Boston Playworks will celebrate in Boston on May 12, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. with our annual breakfast featuring games, a photo booth, special guests and more! You're invited to join in the fun at the annual Playworks Get in the Game Breakfast on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Lenox Hotel in Boston. Playworks Get in the Game Breakfast is our annual event where corporate and civic leaders come together to help accelerate learning and health in elementary schools. We will recognize the Martin Richard Foundation for…

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November 2016

Help Support Playworks Programming at our Annual FUNdraising Event!

November 2016November 10, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Please join us on November 10 for our 9th Annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament.We're putting the fun in FUNdraiser on Thursday, November 10 from 6:30 p.m.to 8:30 p.m. at the Market Lounge in the Financial District.A standard ticket offers complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, an awesome silent auction, and our annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament. The standard ticket enters you in the tournament and gives one 4th or 5th grade girl the opportunity to participate in the Playworks Massachusetts Girls' Basketball League for free.The winner of the…

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Rhode Island PlayShop

November 2016November 3, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - November 4, 2016 @ 12:30 am

In partnership with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition, Playworks is pleased to offer our PlayShop, a three hour experiential workshop designed to empower you to transform your recess or your physical activity programming. The PlayShop will equip you with:Tangible group management and conflict resolution tools that can be implemented immediatelyAn inspired understanding of how recess, play, and physical activity can positively impact school climateA powerful perspective on the barriers students face when…

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June 2016

Join us for the Ninth Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament

June 2016June 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Roxbury Community College Reggie Lewis Center , 1350 Tremont St
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States

Lace up your kicks and join us for the Ninth Annual Playworks Corporate Kickball Fundraiser on Friday, June 17, 2016. Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks Massachusetts that gets your team out of the office and onto the kickball field for an afternoon of team building, networking, and fun. This year's tournament will be held at the Roxbury Community College Reggie Lewis Center from 12:00 p.m. (noon) - 4:30 p.m. By participating in Corporate Kickball, your company can:…

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Massachusetts PlayShop

June 2016June 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In partnership with United Way's Women in Action Initiative and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Playworks is pleased to offer a North Shore PlayShop, a three hour experiential workshop designed to empower you to transform your recess or your physical activity programming! Thank you to our hosts, Project Adventure, Inc. The PlayShop will equip you with:Tangible group management and conflict resolution tools that can be implemented immediatelyAn inspired understanding of how recess, play and physical activity can positively impact school climateA…

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May 2016

New Hampshire PlayShop

May 2016May 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In partnership with New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Playworks is pleased to offer our PlayShop, a three hour experiential workshop designed to empower you to transform your recess! The PlayShop will equip you with:Tangible group management and conflict resolution tools that can be implemented immediatelyAn inspired understanding of how recess, play and physical activity can positively impact school climateA powerful perspective on the barriers students face when accessing healthy play and how adults can ease those challengesThis training is great for principals, classroom…

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