Trail Blazers Partnership

  1. Updates

 

For a second year, Playworks is collaborating with the Portland Trail Blazers as one of five community partners throughout the 2015-2016 season. The five Trail Blazers Make it Better partners are Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Portland, Playworks, SMART (Start Making a Reader Today), and Urban League of Portland. The Trail Blazers are committed to making the community better by dedicating resources to high quality, impactful nonprofit organizations in Oregon and SW Washington.

You can get involved by volunteering with Playworks at the 5050 Raffle on specific Blazers Game Nights. For each home game listed below we need 25 volunteers to raffle tickets during the game. Twenty-five percent of the money earned each evening will help Playworks provide healthy, inclusive play to more than 15,500 kids in 23 schools across the Portland metro area.

Total volunteer time is about 3.5 hours of raffling. All volunteers will receive a food voucher, water, and likely free viewing of the basketball game during the third quarter. To volunteer, email Monica at mbrewer@playworks.org.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 6 vs. L.A Clippers
  • Wednesday, Jan. 20 vs. Atlanta Hawks
  • Friday, Feb. 19 vs. Golden State Warriors
  • Thursday, Feb. 25 vs. Houston Rockets
  • Wednesday, Apr. 6 vs. OKC Thunder

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March 22, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided fresh…

March 14, 2019

Learning the Value of Teamwork Through Leagues ›

This week we kicked off our spring interscholastic volleyball league! We build empathy and teamwork through our developmental sports leagues, which teach students the skills of games like basketball, volleyball, and soccer. In many cases, these Playworks leagues provide the opportunity to develop new skills and learn the value of teamwork, that students may not otherwise…

January 23, 2019

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Through Serving our Community ›

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our staff and AmeriCorps members spent the day giving back to our community. We partnered with Urban Farm Collective to help plant and landscape community garden spaces across Portland. The Urban Farm Collective brings neighbors together to transform vacant lots into neighborhood food gardens for the purposes…