Kids Helping Kids in Ventura County

The recent fires and floods in Ventura County left students, faculty and staff overwhelmed. Play It Forward recently provided seven “generosity grants” of equipment to help provide student in Ventura County a high quality physical education program. It was also an opportunity for our youth volunteers to show the students in those schools that kids…

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Register for our 4th Annual 5k run/walk

Saturday, April 7th at 8:15am at Woodley Park in the Sepulveda Basin. Join us for Play It Forward’s biggest community event of the year! Our 5k run/walk is a fun-filled community event where we can live our motto, “Fitness and Generosity are good for the heart!” We’ll have great music, nutritious snacks and the opportunity…

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30 Schools Receive Equipment!

Summer came to a close and Play It Forward volunteers were out in force delivering PE equipment to underserved schools across Los Angeles. It was a great time had by all! Play It Forward volunteers visit schools to see first hand how important the work of the organization is. The impact on the students receiving…

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3rd Annual 5k run/walk on April 8th

Registration for our 3rd Annual 5k run/walk is open now at the early-bird fee of only $30. Join us on April 8th at 8:15am for a great morning and celebrate Play It Forward’s mission. Your participation helps Play It Forward get kids the PE equipment the deserve.

Equipment Deliveries Coming Soon!

So excited that we are getting ready to deliver equipment to 24 schools. We have so many youth volunteers helping us get ready for this massive undertaking. Kids helping kids is so important…and fun! Let us know if you want to get involved.

Reflections from our founder, Emily Eisner

The ability to play sports has always been a huge part of my life. I started playing soccer when I was four years old and my experience being on a team truly shaped the woman and leader I am today. Sports have shaped my character and taught me the importance of teamwork and of incorporating…

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Our 2nd Annual 5k was a huge success

It was an incredible day of community, inspiration and even a little rain. But that didn’t stop anyone. If fact, we doubled the participants from the race last year. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our mission. With your support, we’ll not only meet our goals, we’ll exceed them.

Play It Forward brings $5,000 in sports equipment to Sunny Brae Elementary School

When Castlebay Lane Charter needed to relocate because of the Aliso Canyon natural-gas leak, students and teachers found a welcoming home at Sunny Brae Elementary School. That hospitality will be rewarded when a truckload of sporting equipment – jump ropes, hula hoops, nets, goals and dozens of balls of every kind – is delivered to…

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Highlighting our Sponsors

Play It Forward is so fortunate to have so many great sponsors that allow us to expand our reach to more and more schools every year. Recently our partners at PIP received the PIP Franchisee of the Year award. It was presented to Michael Bluestein and Brian Bluestein from Van Nuys, CA. Our partnership with…

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Emily Eisner named California’s top high school student by the 2016 Prudential Spirit of the Community Award

Congratulations goes to Play It Forward Founder, Emily Eisner, for being named the 2016 California award winner. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School…

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