Standing Together

  1. Updates

Playworks is proud to be a 2014 Stand Together featured partner alongside eight other great Portland area nonprofits. Beginning this month, Playworks and  the Portland Timbers and Thorns FC in partnership with Stand Together will work together during Stand Together Week, Tix for Kids, Playworks Soccer Jamboree, and be a beneficiary at the adidas/Timbers Team Store.

“We are thrilled to be a partner of Stand Together, whose commitment to use sport to change the lives of youth will help bring more recognition to the importance of positive and inclusive play in our community and schools. Their support and partnership is crucial in bringing together community members to make a real difference in the lives of thousands of kids in the Portland metro area,”  says Playworks Executive Director Jonathan Blasher.

Stand Together represents the relationship between the Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns FC and fans and signifies a strong commitment to supporting and standing by the community both on and off the field. The mission of Stand Together is to harness the power of sport to improve the lives of children and families in the greater Portland area through targeted programs, deep partnerships, and philanthropic giving. For more information on Stand Together please go to their website found here

More Updates


March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…

December 15, 2020

Top 6 Games to Play Virtually ›

Many educators have risen to the challenge of transitioning their lessons to accommodate virtual education, and Playworks has been helping educators ensure play remains in every child’s day, even online. Kids prioritize play, and with our support educators are leveraging play when teaching virtually in order to keep kids engaged, active, and to build community.…