Durham Chamber of Commerce – Day of Service

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For the holidays, the staff of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce decided to spend a day giving back to the Durham community and joined in on recess at Parkwood Elementary! They were able to participate in a recess during kindergarten, 1st and 5th grades. 

The children at Parkwood Elementary really enjoyed having the additional playmates during recess and were so excited to show the Durham Chamber their favorite games! They especially had a great time on the kickball field and practicing double dutch. 

Corporate Recess events are available for a fun and active teambuilding activity that takes your employees from the office to the playground. Developed by Playworks, the national leader in play, Corporate Recess is customized for you by our local experts. It engages your staff in lively playground games that promote trust, collaboration, teamwork and conflict resolution – key skills that help kids and adults succeed in life.

For more information on how to get your company involved in a corporate recess event, please contact Don Fowler at 919.480.2218.

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