Updates

April 12, 2012

Coach Jory is Portland’s Program Coordinator of the Month ›

Congratulations to Coach Jory, our Portland Program Coordinator of the Month. Coming into this year as a returning coach, Jory was determined to bring his program to the next level, and he has done exactly that!! Jory is consistently introducing new games, activities, incentives, tournaments, recess parties, curriculum, and even new components to Marysville. This…

March 8, 2012

Win a Free Day of Recess for your Office ›

Struggling economy and winter blues affecting team morale? Looking to kickstart a new wellness program? Ready to celebrate a recent team success in a fun and engaging day? Searching for a team-building opportunity that also gives back to the community? Meet all those needs and reap other benefits with a Playworks Corporate Recess for you…

March 5, 2012

Coach Katie Rocks Portland ›

Congratulations to our February Portland Program Coordinator of the Month, Coach Katie! Every day at Rigler Elementary, Coach Katie is a force of play. She runs six class game times, four recesses, and an after school program. Yet Katie still finds time to develop creative, colorful, fun structures and systems for every single component of program.…

February 26, 2012

Grant helps inspire play in the business community ›

Playworks Portland is pleased to announce it received a $150,000 two-year grant from the KEEN Footwear Hybrid.Care program. The funds will be used to help inspire play and physical activity in the business community and raise awareness about Playworks’ efforts in the extended community. As part of the two-year grant, Playworks will provide Corporate Recess…

February 23, 2012

Who Rocks? Coach Blaise! ›

Congratulations to Coach Blaise, our Portland program coordinator of the month! Blaise consistently maintains a positive attitude no matter how she’s feeling. Blaise’s smile and boundless energy at trainings and service projects are contagious, and she always kicks things up a notch at leagues. Grout’s recess structure can be a challenge, but Blaise’s flexibility, creativity…

February 9, 2012

Rally your team for Portland Corporate Kickball – June 15, 2012 ›

Corporate Kickball is back for the third annual Portland tournament! Round up some team members, slap on your game faces and come out for a day of delicious food, Northwest beverages and friendly play with your peers.  Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement fundraiser for Playworks Portland that gets your team out of the office…

January 10, 2012

Join our team and Run 4 Recess! ›

Registration has officially closed for the Shamrock Run and we want to thank everyone who joined our Run for Recess team. For our first year, we had an amazing turnout of 127 team members sign up. If you missed out, we’ll see you in 2013. In the meantime, if you’d like to support the team and Playworks…

January 10, 2012

The Spirit Mountain Community Fund Joins Playworks To Expand the Power of Play ›

Playworks Portland is pleased to announce it received a $10,000 challenge grant from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund. The funds will be used to  engage nearly 6,000 K-8 children in 14 low-income partner schools in a healthy dose of physical activity and play, build teamwork and social skills every school day. Spirit Mountain Fund representatives…

November 15, 2011

Conflict Resolution Day – It’s a Wrap ›

Playworks Portland teamed up with the University of Portland Social Work Club for National Conflict Resolution Day hosted at the University of Portland, with Emcee, Rob Ingram, City of Portland Director of Youth Violence Prevention. Special guest, Multnomah County Commissioner, Deborah Kafoury read a proclamation passed by the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners naming the…