Weekly Kickball for the Playful Soul

  1. Updates

Wednesday night kickball with coworkers is the best way to conclude a day of play. Even after four recesses, three class game times, and a two-hour training at our 18 elementary schools across San Francisco, our Coaches still have the energy and playful spirit to participate in a World Adult Kickball Association league. 

WAKA has adopted Playworks as their charity of choice this season. Along with hosting many fundraisers, bar parties and get-togethers to raise money for our cause, our San Francisco team is joining in on the fun.  Our experience at kickball has brought us together and built a feeling of camaraderie and teamwork that we will carry over into the rest of the school year. 

We showcase our unity on the field by sporting our vibrant Playworks t-shirts, telling our competitors that we play games for a living and to not take us for granted. We root each other on and fully engage in each game. Whether we kick a homerun or get out on a double play, we all cheer and give high-fives because in the end the score is always fun to fun, right? It is obvious to all spectators that every single person on our team is having a good time. WAKA kickball has given us an opportunity to showcase our teamwork, passion for games, and our collective spirit.
 
-Wayne Everbeck (Playworks Coach at Bahia Vista Elementary)

More Updates


A boy and girl holding basketballs on a playground.
A boy and girl holding basketballs on a playground.

November 16, 2022

2021-22 Annual Report ›

We are excited to share with you a look back at everything we accomplished in the 2021-2022 program year. It was a year focused on rebuilding after the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are proud to share that we served 41,200 students in the Northern California Region.  We are thankful for your continued…

three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…

April 5, 2022

Golden State Warriors Community Foundation & Salesforce partner with Playworks ›

Check out this inspiring video showcasing Playworks Northern California’s continued partnership with the Warriors Community Foundation and Salesforce during the 2021-22 school year. Playworks has delivered safe and healthy play to over 30,000 elementary school children of promise in Northern California this year. We are grateful for their support of this important work!