A Slam Dunk Extravaganza!

  1. Updates

Teams from all 20 Playworks partner schools joined together to learn new skills, meet new friends, and get in the game at the 6th Annual 4th & 5th Grade Girls’ Basketball Extravaganza hosted at the University of Portland Chiles Center.

The morning started off with stretches and a visit from our the Portland Trail Blazers mascot Blaze the Trail Cat.

With some help from Coaches and volunteers, players learned to  pass, dribble, shoot, and play defense.

Players from the different schools met new friends while playing!

The University of Portland Women’s Basketball Team came to give a demonstration and answer some question. One questions asked was “How do you get so tall?”, with the entire UP team answering, “Eat your vegetables!”

One last cheer to end the day!

To see more picture, visit our Facebook page and like us!


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.…