Playworks SLC Launch Party

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Playworks invites you to celebrate the launch of their Salt Lake City office September 27, at 7 pm, in the 4th floor conference room of the Salt Lake Public Library.

Salt Lake City Executive Director Chris Conard will speak about the power of play in transforming public education, and Salt Lake City's principals and coaches will be on hand to share their experiences with the program.

Refreshments will be provided by Citycakes, Great Harvest Bakery, and The Tea Grotto.

Playworks is a national nonprofit committed to tapping the power of play at recess for the benefit of children's classroom learning. At a time when we are all interested in ideas that really work, Playworks is transforming school playgrounds all across the country – making possible for kids to return to class happy and ready to learn.

Please RSVP to Ben Cromwell at 801.960.2362, or

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