Updates

November 9, 2010

Willamette Week’s Give! Guide ›

Willamette Week chose us to participate in their annual Give! Guide effort. Last year this fundraiser brought in more than $900,000 for 79 local nonprofits. This year they raised over $1 million dollars and supporters contributed $5,000 to Playworks. The Give! Guide’s goal was to develop new donors for organizations like ours. The Willamette Week puts…

October 22, 2010

Healthy Halloween ›

Join us for fun, games and enter to win a fabulous Jack-o-lantern or carved pumpkin!  Take those costumes for a test drive and bring the family to NW 23rd Avenue for a "Healthy Halloween" October 30th!• Come in for a healthy treat and shop great deals along NW 23rd from Burnside to Vaughn all day•…

September 7, 2010

Back in the Pac! ›

 Despite some clouds and a little Pacific Northwest "liquid sunshine" aka rain, nearly 6,000 students returned to 14 schools in Portland with a Playworks coach on campus ready for fun. The 2010-11 school year marks our second year bringing the power of play to Portland public schools. After weeks of intensive pre-service training to prepare…

July 30, 2010

1st Annual Corporate Kickball Success ›

 The 1st Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament was an outstanding success! Dozens of folks got together in support of Playworks Portland and played in our amazing kickball tournament. Participants and supporters included: Nike, Stand for Children, Symantec, Portland Trail Blazers, Dutch Bros Coffee and Oregon Sports Authority. The Blazer's generously donated the BBQ catering for the event,…

July 30, 2010

2010 Corporate Kickball Success ›

 The 1st Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament was an outstanding success! Friday, June 18th dozens of folks got together in support of Playworks Portland and played in our amazing kickball tournament. Participants and supporters included: Nike, Stand for Children, Symantec, Portland Trail Blazer's, Dutch Brothers Coffee and Oregon Sports Authority. The Blazer's generously donated the BBQ…

November 23, 2009

The Power of Play in Portland (Video) ›

All day Monday, November 23rd, Channel 2 KATU dedicated the day covering the "Power of Play" in the Portland community. KATU, an ABC affiliate, covered topics including: the effects of video games on children, the return of "old school" toys and games, and recess issues at school. Playworks was highlighted in the recess at schools segment. A two-part special report…

June 5, 2009

Playworks Premieres in Portland with Recess Roll-Out Week ›

Playworks successfully wrapped up a whirlwind of Recess Roll-Outs in Portland area schools this spring, giving principals a look at how positive the learning environment can be when recess and play at school are focused on healthy activities, even just for a few days. Playworks is expanding to Portland and will be operating full-time in…

June 5, 2009

Play On Conference Makes High Energy Debut ›

More than 250 adults 4-squared, switched, ro-sham-boed and shimmy clapped their way through two plus days of nonstop interactive learning, play and information as Playworks introduced its first ever Play On conference in San Francisco this spring. Play On was designed for individuals and organizations involved in advocating for or providing play and physical activity…