Smiling Playworks kids after a game
Playworks is wrapping up the school year this month and sending students off to summer break with high-fives and big smiles. In the last few months we hosted a Junior Coach Conference for over 150 students, doubled our number of volunteers from last year and completed developmental sports leagues for girls basketball, co-ed volleyball, boys basketball and co-ed flag football and soccer! Schools, parents, teachers and of course students have continued to be excited and amazed with the Power of Play and daily impact Playworks Portland has made in the region.
As the school year winds down and we prepare to revamp for next fall, we're excited to announce that the Playworks fun will continue over the summer!! We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Kaiser Permanente and the Oregon Children’s Theater for all of this year's Portland Sunday Parkways events. We kicked off the season at the Gilbert Heights Park Kids’ Fair where we trained "Thrive Coaches" and taught some of our favorite recess games and of course, roshambo! Kids and adults of all ages joined in and even dogs were out there playing with us. We played kickball, amazing tag games, soccer, and rolled out Imagination Playground. The weather held and we had an all-around fantastic day full of healthy play.
If you didn’t have a chance to come play at the May Sunday Parkways event (or if you had such a great time that you’re wanting more), never fear! We will be setting up another round of games at the June 26th event in North Portland; as well Sunday Parkways in July, August and September. We can’t wait to get back out there again and help our community have fun and get active.
Our second year in the Great Pacific Northwest has been wonderful and full of impact to the many lives and communities we've been a part of. We're closing the school year out with a number of fun activities including our 2nd Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament, follow the link for more info and see what teams are joining us; like Nike, The Portland Trailblazers, Univeristy of Portland and Symantec! For more information about all the happenings with Playworks check out our recent newsletter, check us out on Facebook and Twitter and visit our website often www.playworks.org/portland.
Thank-you everyone and stay playful my friends!
-The Playworks Portland Team