Get in the Game Gala 2018


June 19, 2018


Tribeca Rooftop

2 Desbrosses St.
New York, NY 10013 United States

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6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Playworks will rock (and paper and scissors) at our annual Get in the Game Gala on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 featuring recess games, cocktails, a live auction, special guests and more.

This year we will shine the spotlight on our student and principal honorees for their inspiring leadership every day within their schools and communities!


Most Valuable Principal

Principal Atiba Buckman

Speedway Academies, Newark, New Jersey


Junior Coach Leadership Awards

Performance by

Rebecca Black

Musician, Actress, and Social Influencer


Tribeca Rooftop
2 Desbrosses St
New York, NY 10013

6:30 p.m.  Reception including cocktails and recess games

7:30 p.m. Programs, awards, and live auction featuring
Playworks founder and CEO, Jill Vialet and auctioneer, CK Swett
Junior Coach Leadership Awards

8:45 p.m. Entertainment, dinner and games

Festive cocktail attire

Individual Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsorship



Our Sponsors



Roshambo Rockstars

Foursquare Phenom


Double Dutch Dynamo


Host Committee

Paul Teti, Normandy Real Estate Partners
Michael Carlone
Elaine Thomas

Herschel Goldfield

Jason Nagler and Juliette Zimmerman


About Get in the Game

Playworks Get in the Game is our fun and impactful series of signature fundraising events that transports guests from the ballroom to the playground, and has cumulatively raised more than $4.5 million for our critical programs.

Funds raised at the event will support the expanding efforts of Playworks to leverage play to improve the social and emotional health of every girl and boy in New York and beyond, by increasing opportunities for physical activity in schools. Locally, our programs serve over 100,000 kids at 200 schools across the region.

About Playworks

Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s social, emotional and physical health. In the 2017-18 school year, Playworks will reach 1,000,000 students at 2,200 schools in 23 U.S. cities directly and through professional training services. We are changing the educational experience and school culture by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills. Our vision is for 3.5 million kids in 7,000 elementary schools nationwide to experience safe and healthy play every day by 2020.

Past Honorees

Rob DeMartini, New Balance President/CEO
Christine Driessen, ESPN CFO
David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital Founder
Mark Hawkins, Salesforce CFO
Trip Hawkins Electronic Arts CEO/Founder
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President Emerita
Larry Miller, Portland Trailblazers President
Stuart Snyder, Cartoon Network President/COO

Past Sponsors

Einhorn Family Charitable Trust founders David and Cheryl Einhorn
Eminence Capital founder Ricky Sandler
Goldman Sachs
National Basketball Players Association Foundation
National Football League
New Balance
Omega Advisors Inc. Chairman and CEO Leon Cooperman
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Third Point founder and CEO Dan Loeb
Tudor Investment Corporation founder Paul Tudor Jones
Universal Music
Walt Disney Company

Check out some pictures from last year’s gala.

(Photos courtesy of AM Media Group)