Phillies Ballgirls Dominate!

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Philadelphia launched our first annual Corporate Kickball tournament and more than 65 people showed up with their game faces on. Teams included support from the Phillies, the Sixers, and UPS among other corporate and community organizations. When the dust settled, the Phillies Ballgirls showed their athletic prowess by dominating the tournament – winning four straight games and marching to kickball victory!   This fun, team building, community event raised funds and awareness for our programs that deliver powerful anti-bullying,  anti-obesity, and conflict resolution programs for inner city kids.  A good time was had by all and the Phillies Ballgirls have already thrown down the challenge for any corporate team that is willing to take them on for next year.

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three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…

August 24, 2021

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts, have demonstrated precisely how and why play works to help kids learn and grow in the most positive and healthy ways. Jill gathered stories from people…

March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…