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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Play It Forward’s 2nd Annual 5k – April 9, 2016

We are thrilled to announce the date for our 2nd Annual 5k. Early Registration is now open so register before February 29th and run for only $30! Last year, at our inaugural event, this exciting community event allowed us to embody our motto, “Fitness and Generosity are good for the heart.”  As participants came across…

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The Charitable Foundation is Play It Forward’s newest sponsor

Play It Forward is proud to announce our newest partner, The Charitable Foundation.  Their purpose is to have a beneficial and constructive impact on the local communities and partnering with Play It Forward is a wonderful match of both organization’s missions.  For years The Charitable Foundation has generously contributed their own money and time to five regional…

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Student Makes “Play It Forward” Her Way to Help Students Get Exercise by Patrick Healy of KNBC

Recess at the beginning of the school year stood to be as usual on the playground of Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary School in Watts. Which is to say, strapped for enough balls and other basic sports equipment for kids to get some exercise. Not lost on the principal is the irony that this campus is steeped in athletic tradition…

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