Going Back to School with Play It Forward

. Going back to school has never been so fun! This September, Play It Forward volunteers delivered PE equipment to some of the more than 20 schools supported by the organization this year. Not only do the students receiving the equipment look forward to delivery day but the youth volunteers working with Play It Forward…

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Play It Forward’s 4th Annual 5k

What a great day. Coming together as a community to celebrate Play It Forward’s mission, we spent Saturday keeping ourselves active while helping raise money to underwrite PE departments of deserving PE departments all across LA. If you weren’t able to join us, you can still support us by selecting the donate button above. Thank…

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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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