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July 12, 2010

Corporate Team Building with a Kick ›

Fourteen teams of corporate employees escaped their cubicles and dusted off their cleats to participate in Playworks’ 6th Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament on June 18th.  Teams included 24 Hour Fitness, Advent, DPR Construction Inc., Coverity Inc., Cupertino Electric Inc., Fitness Anywhere, Holland & Knight, Hot Studio, Lululemon, Plum District, Revolution Foods, and WAKA San Francisco.…

July 12, 2010

Bottomless Margarita Fiesta at Chevy’s ›

On June 4th, the extended Playworks San Francisco community gathered at Chevy’s Mexican Restaurant on Van Ness to celebrate the end of the 2009-2010 school year. Over 200 people attended the event, energetically crowding the back half of the restaurant. Program Coordinators, Playworks office staff, teachers, parents, guardians, kids, and friends all were found laughing…

June 28, 2010

2010 Playworks Silicon Valley Kickball Tournament Huge Success ›

The Second Annual Playworks Corporate Kickball tournament was a big success!  We had some great corporate teams this year: Microsoft; Cisco; All Stars; Cupertino Electric; Trader Joes; El Camino Hospital; Squire, Sanders & Dempsey; Live Ops and Silver Spring Networks. Big high-fives and special thanks go out to our big sponsor two years in a row, Kaiser Permanente San…

May 14, 2010

Four Square and Fine Dining ›

Playworks' own Bill Vanark, Ellen Goodman, and Emma Rapp brought old school recess to San Francisco's culinary elite on April 29th.  At Share Our Strength's annual Taste of the Nation fundraising event in the Clubhouse at AT&T Park, we had party-goers reliving their youth on the four-square court.  Proceeds from the event went to support…

May 14, 2010

First Annual Sourdough Cup Kicks off Playworks Staff Retreat ›

As the school year comes to a close, Playworks staff and Americorps members met at the Headlands Institute by Rodeo Beach Friday, April 23rd for our annual staff retreat. 2010 marked the inaugural year of the Sourdough Cup, where the Playworks team competes individually in fun, cooperative games for points.After a morning of training on…

May 12, 2010

Playworks takes San Francisco for a Spin ›

Fifty-five Playworks students received brand new bikes at yet another successful Community Bike Build Event, organized in partnership with the Rotary Club of San Francisco. On one of the warmest days San Francisco has seen all season, close to 90 volunteers built bikes in record time. Lunch followed, provided by Kinder’s Meats and Deli, as…

May 12, 2010

Roof-top Recess Brings Light to SF Cubicles ›

Proving the point that you can play 4-square anywhere, the SF Team ran recess with 18 Salesforce employees on Tuesday, April 20th atop an office building high above downtown San Francisco. Using our arsenal of core games like Switch, Cookie Monster, and Circle Dodgeball we brought leadership development and team building to 18 software engineers.…

March 8, 2010

Record turnout for Junior Coach Conferences! ›

Playworks Junior Coaches – those 4th and 5th grade students best known for wearing bright purple shirts on the playground – came out in full force for a pair of Junior Coach Conferences in early March. The conferences are a celebration of these young leaders, who make their schools and communities better places by helping…

March 5, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service a Success! ›

Playworks partnered with Kaiser Permanente employees and community members to volunteer and help community organizations to restore the Gilroy Community Greenhouse located on the Gilroy High School Campus. Our efforts that day made a big difference for the overall health of the Gilroy community. Thanks to all of our wonderful staff, AmeriCorp volunteers, and Kaiser…