Playwork New York/ New Jersey Get in the Game Gala 2019


June 25, 2019



1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10003 United States

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Playworks will rock (and paper and scissors) at our annual Get in the Game Gala on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 featuring recess games, cocktails, and live auction.

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

Dina Ercolano

P.S. 158 The Bayard Taylor School


Junior Coach Leadership Awards



1515 Broadway

New York, New York 10036


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

7:00 p.m. Programs, awards, and live auction featuring
Playworks founder and CEO, Jill Vialet and auctioneer, CK Swett

8:00 p.m.  Afterglow, drinks, food and recess games

9:00 p.m. Guests depart


Festive cocktail attire

Individual Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsorship


Our Sponsors


Roshambo Rockstars

Foursquare Phenom

Double Dutch Dynamo



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 $5.2 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 125,000 kids at 250 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 2018-19 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)