Over 100 Girls Attend Basketball Jamboree at Blazers Boys and Girls Club

  1. Updates

On December 9, the Blazers Boys and Girls Club hosted our Girls Basketball Jamboree, with over 100 girls from Playworks schools in attendance! During our after-school basketball league, which runs throughout November and December, parents come to cheer while our coaches help the girls work on the fundamentals of the game including dribbling, passing, defense, and scoring.

Though we don’t keep score, the girls practice teamwork and get comfortable playing in a game atmosphere against other 4th and 5th graders from other Playworks schools in the community.

More Updates


December 4, 2019

Oregon State University Study Finds High-Quality Recess Positively Impacts Student Behaviors ›

A recent study by the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Services found that high-quality recess contributes to the executive function, emotional self-control, resilience, and positive classroom behavior in elementary school children. While past studies explored the benefits related to the amount of recess time, this is the first study to address…

November 25, 2019

Elementary Students Fine-Tune Basketball Skills at Portland Trail Blazers Community Team Girls Clinic ›

On Saturday, November 9th, 41 students from various Portland elementary schools attended a girls basketball skills clinic hosted by the Portland Trail Blazers Community team at the Blazers Boys and Girls Club. To kick off the day, the Blazers Community team led stretches, then focused on teamwork and the fundamentals of basketball.  With the help…

November 7, 2019

Give Kids the Childhood They Deserve ›

When kids feel included and supported at recess, they’re more likely to thrive in school and in life. Everyone deserves a chance to become the best possible version of themselves. Kids need us to make that possible for them.  Not all kids feel like they fit in at school. Feeling safe and like you belong is…