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October 6, 2010

Kids Get Their Kick on at Alice Chalmers Park ›

What a day for kickball! With sunny skies, temperatures reaching almost 80 degrees, a grassy field filled with Playworks coaches and students there were smiles all around. On a warm September Saturday, Playworks held a kickball jamboree for the students of our 18 San Francisco elementary schools. Families, students, and a plethora of Playworks staff joined together for…

October 6, 2010

Recess Playground Makeovers, Playworks Style ›

In partnership with Advent Software, Coverity and Salesfore.com,  Playworks is painting the recess playground at all our partner schools this year.  Side by side with our corporate volunteers, we are changing the landscape of our schools and brightening our neighborhoods.  With lines and colors on the playground more kids play and kids play a larger variety of…

September 28, 2010

Playworks Teams up with San Jose Sharks ›

On Monday, September 20th, Playworks Silicon Valley teamed up with the Sharks Foundation, San Jose Shark's Joe Pavelsko, and the Good Tidings Foundation.  Special thanks to the Good Tidings Foundation who constructed a street hockey court at Franklin Elementary School in San Jose. With the project now complete, Pavelsko was joined by teammates to battle…

September 24, 2010

First Annual Playworks Grape Stomp ›

Urban Legend Cellars Presents: 1st Annual Playworks Grape Stomp Saturday Oct 23rd 1- 6PM @ the winery Wine, Food (Paul's Paella, vegan and regular) , Music by DJ Garlynn & Patti Cakes, mutilated grapes, plus instant tie-dye**, and a kid friendly event! (Bring white clothing or Trash The Dress special $10 for two + photographer, includes…

September 15, 2010

AmeriCorps 9/11 National Day of Service ›

On Saturday, September 11th, Playworks Silicon Valley paired up with InnVision Villa in downtown San Jose, for a National Day of Service. InnVision Villa is a transitional housing center for women and children. InnVision empowers homeless and at-risk families & individuals to gain stability by providing housing, food, and programs that promote self-sufficiency. In the…

September 10, 2010

Cisco Play-makers make Recess a Success! ›

 On Friday, September 27th, Playworks Silicon Valley hosted their very first Corporate Volunteer Day. Fourteen employees from Cisco came out to volunteer their day to be our first official group of Silicon Valley Play-makers. After two hours of learning interactive games and activities, the volunteers headed out to schools across Silicon Valley to interact with…

July 28, 2010

Playworks Teams Up with 24 Hour Fitness for “Fit to Play Day”! ›

Playworks teamed up with 24 Hour Fitness on June 10, 2010, to participate in "Fit to Play Day." This day of service and training kicked-off with a two hour, fun and intensive PLAY training led by Playworks staff. Over 100 24 Hour Fitness staff members learned the basics of play philosophy, learning games and strategies…

July 12, 2010

Google Revamps Recess at ER Taylor Elementary ›

30 Google employees and Playworks staff descended on the bleak and faded playground at ER Taylor Elementary Tuesday, June 8th.  We kicked off the day with some recess playground basics like 4-square and circle dodgeball and then got to work.   With the help of Hands on Bay Area and Kelley Moore Paints, our team…

July 12, 2010

Four Square with Football Giants ›

Buffalo Bills Running Back Marshawn Lynch and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Josh Johnson cherry bombed and roshamboed alongside Playworks staff at an appreciation reception Saturday, July 10th at the Vitamin Water Social Club as the culmination of a long, fun weekend.Playworks was the recipient of all the proceeds from Octagon Sports' Family First Football Camp…