Updates

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…

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

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…

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…

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,…