Updates

March 23, 2011

Save Playworks at Bridger School campaign ›

One of the original eight Playworks Portland schools is facing district-wide budget challenges and their PTA wants to make sure Playworks comes back for a third year at Jim Bridger School. The inspiring efforts of Playworks Coach Jay Flewelling has made a positive impact within the school community and raised the demand for our youth…

March 16, 2011

CafeGive: Get and Give all in one ›

If you are one of those busy people out there who has a million things to do and not enough time, check out CafeGive. Through CafeGive you can shop online and donate to a great cause at the same time! Instead of going straight to your favorite online store, start first at CafeGive, choose Playworks…

March 16, 2011

Calling all Volleyball players! ›

Bump. Set. Spike. High-5! The beginning of volleyball season started with a bang this year when over 75 4/5th grade volleyball players came out to the University of Portland for the second annual Playworks Co-ed Volleyball Extravaganza on March 5th. Students were led through several stations to learn the skills of serving, passing, spiking, and…

March 16, 2011

Rally your team for Portland Corporate Kickball 2011 June 17th ›

It might still be raining but the weather is slowly warming up. And when the warm weather hits, that means it's kickball time! That's right, Corporate Kickball is back for the second annual Portland tournament. Last year we had a blast and this year we can't wait to see everyone back out on the field…

March 16, 2011

‘Multnomah County Commissioners’ Got Game ›

It’s not every day that you get a chance to play games with the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, but we play with everyone! On February 10th, 2011 we had the opportunity to bring the power of play off the playground and into the Multnomah County Commissioners’ board room. The briefing began with a lively…

March 16, 2011

Portland Timbers Awareness Night – April 17th ›

Help Playworks kick off the Portland Timbers’ MLS debut at their second home game of the season! We are selling tickets at $25 a piece and we will be playing games in the concourse before and during the match. Contact our office at 503-928-8684 to order your tickets today and then join us on Sunday,…

February 3, 2011

MLK legacy celebrated with service projects ›

Keeping the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in mind, 13-year-old Zoe Brown said if she could change one thing about the world, people would treat each other better. “I would stop all the bullying,” the Covington Middle School student said. “It’s not right.” Zoe was doing her own small part on Monday to help…

December 14, 2010

Hoops Up ›

Girls’ Basketball season kicks off with University of Portland hosted Extravaganza Over 80 girls from 14 Playworks schools enjoyed a ‘skills and drills’ extravaganza at Howard Hall Gymnasium at the University of Portland on December 3, 2010. This event marked the largest extravaganza to date in Portland and was highlighted by a visit from the…

December 14, 2010

Cesar Chavez School Gets a Fresh Look ›

Fifty-four volunteers from Symantec Corporation teamed up with the Playworks AmeriCorps Coaches on November 5, 2010, and picked up paint brushes and rollers to help spruce up the Cesar Chavez School. In addition to the school getting a makeover, Playworks received a donation for every hour spent by each volunteer through Symantec’s Dollars for Doers…