Portland, October 4th, 2013. Decidedly one of the most playful FUNdraiser in the Northwest gave guest the chance to show off their A-Game. Playworks inaugural ‘Keep Portland Playful’ event at Jeld-Wen Field drew over 150 people and raised more than $30,000 to reduce bullying, increase inclusion and create a positive school environment for kids in 14 low-income schools in the Portland Metro area. Doug Cushing smiled for a picture with Timber Joey at the famous log. The event was filled with laughter and fun as guest played four-square, dueled in a rock-paper-scissors tournament, and enjoyed the opportunity to be on the Portland Timbers pitch. (photo credit, David Blair & Ashlee Thompson)

John Eggers and Colleen Finn duel it out with Rock, Paper, Scissors to determine our raffle winner.

John Eggers and Colleen Finn duel it out with Rock, Paper, Scissors to determine the raffle winner.

Jason Ord plays to become the Ro-Sham-Bo Rockstar for the evening.

Jason Ord plays to become the Ro-Sham-Bo Rockstar for the evening.

Playworks Founder, Jill Vialet, plays a friendly game of four-square. Cheering her on (left to right): Miles Robinson, Trisha Rhoades, Nicholas Durant, and Eduardo Rosario Jr.

Playworks Founder, Jill Vialet, plays a friendly game of four-square. Cheering her on were Miles Robinson, Trisha Rhoades,
Nicholas Durant, and Eduardo Rosario Jr.

Gretchen Gallagher throws up her hands in excitement for her win in the live auction!

Gretchen Gallagher throws up her hands in excitement for her win in
the live auction!

About Playworks: Plaworks’ mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. Playworks believes that the power of play can make a huge difference in our kids and schools. Creating a place for every kid on the playground — an essential opportunity for children to explore their imaginations, to connect with other people and to stretch and grow physically, emotionally and socially. Playworks engages all children at each school at recess and throughout the entire school day, after school and evening developmental sports leagues. 

This year, Playworks Pacific Northwest is serving 6,000 students in 14 low-income schools with our full-time program in the Portland Metro Area, teaching valuable skills like teamwork and cooperation while reducing conflict and restoring learning time.  They are also reaching thousands more students, teachers and youth workers across the Pacific Northwest through Playworks Training.

 

Upcoming Events

Join Playworks for the Portland Shamrock Run on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Their Shamrock SUPER TEAM is number 3555 and registration is live! Join Team Playworks  to Run 4 Recess and feel free to recruit your friends and family, as Playworks celebrate their 5th year in the Pacific Northwest. Playorks will also be hosting some fun pre and post run event parties! 

More info and to register: https://www.facebook.com/events/249390635211608/

By joining the Playworks SUPER TEAM 3555 you will:

·         Save $4 on your registration

·         Avoid long pick-up lines at the Convention Center

·         Plus, $5 from each adult registration goes supports Playworks 

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