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Playworks is the leading nonprofit in our community leveraging the power of play to get kids active, improve academic outcomes, and transform their social and emotional health. Playworks currently serves more than 150 schools across the Pacific Northwest and reaches 70,000 students both directly and through professional training services.

Playworks currently serves more than 11,000 students in the Portland area (see the list of schools here

Playworks is reducing bullying, increasing physical activity, enabling social-emotional learning and building tomorrow’s citizens by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. They create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included during recess throughout the school day.

Join us at Starlight Run to help Playworks reach more children in the Portland area.  Here are some examples of how your donation can help:

$35     provides copies of the “Playbook of 400+ games” for 1 school

$75     One Junior Coach leadership training

$125   gives 5 children the chance to play in a sports league for the first time

$250   sponsors 12 Junior Coaches to attend a leadership conference

Inspire play in your community!  Support and donate to Playworks.

Or add your donation to your entry fee when you register for the Starlight Run.

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