Trail Blazers Partnership

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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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February 4, 2022

Believe in Me Foundation Visits with Playworks ›

Julie Wukelic, from the Believe in Me Foundation for Kids, visited with our ED Asia Wisecarver and SC Paige Evans last week. Playworks PacNW was recently rewarded with a $5,000 grant from the foundation. This grant will allow us to continue our work with schools in the Spokane area. We look forward to working with…

August 24, 2021

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts, have demonstrated precisely how and why play works to help kids learn and grow in the most positive and healthy ways. Jill gathered stories from people…

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…