In the News
UC Santa Cruz
November 14, 2019
Learning on the playground: How elementary school recess enhances every aspect of child development ›
“Recess is an essential but often neglected part of the school day,” said Rebecca London, author of the new book Rethinking Recess: Creating Safe and Inclusive Playtime for All Children in School. “Every child needs recess, but recess is not distributed equitably.”
September 12, 2019
Raiders players and the Raiderettes collaborated with Playworks Northern California in a “Stretch & Move” program at Lockwood Elementary School. The program leads over 100 Oakland elementary school students through various stretch routines and football drills while also promoting the Play 60 message of being active for 60 minutes every day.
Good Morning America
July 1, 2019
Max Langaard and Matthew Bailey surprised with NBA finals tickets live on Good Morning America in celebration of their friendship formed on an Oakland elementary school playground through the Playworks program.
February 4, 2019
The Get Fit event hosted by the Warriors, Kaiser Permanente, and Playworks included nutrition lesson and activities. The recess games are designed by Playworks and are meant to be inclusive and part of the classroom experience.
January 2, 2019
AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, today announced that Playworks has been granted an additional $25,000 from the AEG Community Foundation as the winner of the #SpreadCheer Challenge.
Half Moon Bay Review
October 5, 2018
Joyful shouts ring across the blacktop at Hatch Elementary School as kids of all ages engage in games of “Sharks vs. Minnows,” kickball and more. On its surface, it looks like every other recess at any other school on the coast, but drill deeper and discover that playtime is much more than that. In addition…
November 9, 2017
High fives were in order as Jordan Bell came through to host a Get Fit Time-Out Power forward Jordan Bell stopped by Willow Oaks Elementary located in Menlo Park to host November’s Get Fit Time Out–a partnership initiative between Playworks, Kaiser Permanente and The Golden State Warriors. 110 Playworks students were in attendance and participated…