Get in the Game 2020 New York


May 18, 2020


Ascent Lounge, Time Warner Center

10 Colubmus Circle, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10019 United States


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Playworks will rock (paper scissors) at our 6th Annual Get in the Game on Monday, May 18, 2020, featuring recess games, cocktails, and a live auction.

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


Most Valuable Principal


Junior Coach Leadership Awards


Ascent Lounge

Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Circle, 4th Floor
New York, New York

6:00 p.m.   Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and games

7:00 p.m. Program, awards, and a live auction featuring
Playworks founder and CEO, Jill Vialet, and Inspiring Leadership Honoree

8:00 p.m.  Drinks, food, and games

9:00 p.m. Guests depart

Festive cocktail attire


Individual Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsorship


Our Sponsors

Coming Soon



In Formation


About Get in the Game

Playworks Get in the Game is our fun and impactful series of signature fundraising events that transports guests to the playground cumulatively raising more than $5.2 million across the country for our critical programs.

Funds raised at the event will support the ability of Playworks New York / New Jersey to leverage play and recess to improve the social and emotional health of every girl and boy we serve. Locally, our programs serve over 125,000 kids at 250 schools across the region.

About Playworks

Playworks is the leading national nonprofit to leverage play in elementary schools to improve education — as a tool to build fundamental social and emotional skills such as self-regulation, conflict resolution, empathy, teamwork, and leadership, which help reduce bullying and are crucial for success in the classroom and throughout life. In partnership with teachers, principals, and parents, we build a culture of play that enables kids to feel a true sense of belonging and experience the opportunity to contribute on the playground, in the classroom, and in their communities. In the 2019-2020 school year, Playworks will reach over 1,000,000 students at 2,200 schools in 23 U.S. cities directly and through professional training services. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills.

Past Honorees

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

Past Sponsors

Eminence Capital founder Ricky Sandler
Ricky Sandler
Goldman Sachs
Greenlight Capital Inc.
Kirkland & Ellis
National Basketball Players Association Foundation
National Football League
New Balance
New York Knicks
Normandy Real Estate Partners
Omega Advisors Inc. Chairman and CEO Leon Cooperman
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Third Point founder and CEO Dan Loeb
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
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)