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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Play It Forward delivers to TEN schools

 What an amazing start to the 2015-2016 school year! Play It Forward spent a week in August delivering equipment all over Los Angeles.  With the help of the LAPD, Play It Forward was able to deliver PE equipment to more than 7,000 students. Founder, Emily Eisner, along with a team of Youth Advisors, dedicated themselves to…

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Our first 5k was a HUGE success!

Play It Forward’s 1st annual 5k was just amazing.  The park was filled with so much excitement, when the horn sounded for the race start, we were all fed by the great community spirit.  Both the seasoned runners and first time 5k-ers found inspiration knowing that their efforts would help support quality PE programs across…

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Chaminade Students Support Play It Forward

Students at Chaminade Middle School chose Play It Forward to support in their Justice Fair. For the Fair, students create projects to sell and raise money for a charity of choice…and Play It Forward it was!  A group of six students hand-made cookie dough pops.  They were such a hit, they were able to raise…

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