Service Unites Playworks Nation on MLK Day 2017

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Playworkers across the nation honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by serving beyond the playground

For the Playworks community, Martin Luther King Day is a day of doing. Playworkers across 23 cities put our healthy community core value into practice by jumping into service projects outside of the playground.

From packaging engineering kits for Boston public schools and restoring a high school campus in Southern California, to stocking shelves in a Michigan food pantry and crafting dolls for a children’s hospital in Utah, Playworks Coaches, staff, and students honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service.

With the new year in full swing, Martin Luther King Day provided a time to enrich our communities in new ways, exercise empathy and leadership, and reflect on how we can continue to create safer, meaningful opportunities for play in 2017.


More Updates

July 26, 2019

Allianz Life Corporate Play Day ›

“Teach Me How To Play” Day with Allianz Life Allianz Life employees have joined Playworks Minnesota in numerous give-back events. At Earle Brown Elementary, Allianz Life employees volunteered for a Play Day of encouragement, role modeling, and kickball. Thank you Allianz Life for your ongoing partnership and support in making such a positive impact on the lives of students…

President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

June 14, 2019

Jill Vialet Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award by PCSFN ›

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet wins President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors individuals whose careers have greatly contributed to the advancement or promotion of physical activity, fitness, sports, or nutrition nationwide.

May 31, 2019

Impact Through the Power of Play ›

Pahara-Aspen Fellow Jill Vialet founded Playworks on the theory that, through valuable play, kids learn to make friends, solve problems, and believe in themselves, every day. At last year’s Action Forum, Jill made the audacious Action Pledge above to propel the importance play forward. In this video, Jill shares the progress Playworks has made so…