Playworks Receives Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Grant

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Playworks Southern California was among 11 Los Angeles nonprofit organizations that received a video message from Dave Roberts, Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager, congratulating them on receiving grant funds from the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF).

With support from LADF and meaningful school partnerships throughout Los Angeles County, Playworks will support over 20,000 children from 38 elementary schools with up to 30-45 minutes of healthy play and physical activity every day. Programming will also include engaging students in development sports leagues and Playworks’ Junior Coach youth leadership program to promote student agency through ongoing training targeted to creating a positive school environment through the power of play.

 In addition to Playworks, LADF’s end of year grants included the Alliance for Children’s Rights, LA LGBT Center, Raise a Child, Natasha Watley Foundation, CSUN Roy and Roxie Campanella Physical Therapy Scholarship, College Track, The Posse Foundation, Extraordinary Families, National Foster Youth Institute, and the Good Plus Foundation. These grants support a range of programs and organizations, including investments in foster youth, food insecurity, physical activity, scholarships, college access and success and so much more.

 “Now more than ever we are pleased to be able to support local organizations with grants, programs and initiatives focused on pressing problems impacting those who need us most,” said Nichol Whiteman, CEO Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. “Partnership remains the key to our overall success. These investments in the local community are made possible due to the tremendous generosity of Dodger fans, corporate supporters, foundations, individuals, municipal agencies and more.”


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