Join us for an evening of friendship and inspiring stories.
The Playmakers 2017 Annual Tri Tip Dinner
Saturday, April 29
6:00pm @ Divine Savior Church
9079 Greenback Lane, Orangevale
Over the last year, the students in our Playmakers Academy have shown us how they are learning positive character traits and practicing acts of kindness in their community.
During the evening you will meet our coaches who work with our Lil’ Pups, and hear stories about how our programs are giving youth the power to change their world.
Dinner starts at 6:00pm on Saturday, April 29.
Ticket prices are $35 each or $280 for a table of eight.
How you can contribute: In addition to your dinner ticket, we ask you invite a friend who shares your passion for helping youth. You can help us spread the word about how we are changing young lives in disadvantaged communities.
Big Day of Giving 2017: This year The Playmakers is participating in this nationwide event to raise funds to keep our programs in place. Our goal is to match a 21,000 donation in place from our civic group sponsors. You can learn more about our Big Day of Giving campaign here.
On May 4, 2017, The Playmakers will join non-profits all over the region in Big Day of Giving 2017.
On-going funding is vital to keep our programs running. From our trained coaches and Let’s Go Learn software licensing, to t-shirts and field trips for each young Playmaker. We are providing tools and support to make a difference in the lives of lost kids, empowering them to overcome life’s challenges.
Even a small donation can make a huge difference. This year, the minimum pledge is only $15, and that can be used for field trips or a pizza day reward celebration. Our programs are provided at no cost to the student or parent, so every dollar helps.
Executive Director, The Playmakers
Jordan Richards has been a champion all his life.
From the time Jordan stepped into the classroom or on the field he was destined for great things. The latest in his achievements is he is now a Super Bowl Champion. In only his second year with the New England Patriots Jordan will have Super bowl ring alongside his Rose Bowl ring and Stanford degree.
Richards has been a Playmaker since his freshman year of high school when he showed up to talk to youth football Playmakers about character and serving others in the community. Jordan has spoken to
Playmaker kids, purchased jerseys for “Jordan’s Playmakers” and seen to it that they have seen him play at Stanford and much more.
Jordan’s signature on Playmakers extends now to recruiting Harrison Phillips, Stanford’s 6’3” 290 pound defensive tackle who has taken Jordan’s baton locally. Phillips will soon join Jordan in the NFL. Recruiting character athletes for mentoring younger kids is part of Playmakers “pay-it-forward” philosophy led by Richards.
Richards, Phillips and Playmaker Executive Director, Greg Roeszler are now in planning it’s 8th afterschool academy that will be in Palo Alto creating a permanent legacy of Jordan and Harrison at Stanford. Jordan is leaving a lasting imprint on hundreds of at-risk kids through Playmakers.
NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT
In his own unique way, Coach Roz shares 22 Practical Quotes which he uses to teach today’s youth what it means to be a person of character. Coach Roz tells how his Playmakers program offers a clear base of support for parents who have the difficult task of raising their kids alone. Laced with humor, and undergirded by his passion for helping lost kids, every page is a gem that is bound to touch a reader’s heart.
Coaching Character and Leadership, A Playbook for Parents, with Donna Miesbach and Foreword by David Humm.
Coaching Character and Leadership, A Playbook for Parents is also On Sale Now on Amazon.
Big Day of Giving
On May 4, 2017, The Playmakers will join non-profits all over the region in Big Day of Giving 2017. Please consider a modest donation to help us match a 21,000 pledge from local Optimist and Rotary groups.
We are incredibly grateful to the Civic Groups and other donors who support our programs. With the help of individual volunteers, community partners and businesses that support us monetarily, we are helping students accelerate their reading skills and rewarding them for demonstrating exceptional character and leadership. You can show your support by donating directly through pay pal with the button below.
Please be sure to download our donation form and complete/return by email, or print and return by postal mail.
If you would like to support The Playmakers and be eligible for a monthly drawing, you can purchase a limited edition Playmakers Coin.
Learn more about our Fundraising Coin here or contact us if you are interested.
Volunteering/Mentoring/Hosting a Field Trip
Throughout the year, we partner with folks that want to make a difference in young lives. From trampoline days to football games and community events, this is an opportunity to give our students something they have never experienced.
Contact Us if you are interested in taking a little time to spend with our Lil’ Pups (Playmakers in training).
Some of our past sponsored activities included:
— A VSP field trip led by the CEO, and answering enthusiastic questions from the kids
— Sacramento State Football Game – FREE to attend for the youth and their families
— Friday Pizza Day, bringing pizza for a special treat builds instant rapport with the kids
If you would like to learn more about our Academic and Leadership Academy, visit our program page.
The rain let up and the sky cleared for the Saturday night football game at Sacramento State on October 29, 2016.
Young Playmakers from 3 area schools and their families were treated to a FREE football game with VIP treatment. They were able to greet the players as they entered the field, and greet them after the game. thank you to all the volunteers who made this evening possible and helped with the half-time barbeque.
Our after-school academic programs are now affecting students on 5 campuses in the Sacramento Region.
Download our brochure to learn more about the Leadership and Character Development Academy lessons that are accelerating grade level reading skills and reducing the achievement gap for students at risk of falling behind.
Coach Roz wrote Coaching for a Bigger Win a number of years ago – it was the beginning of the character development program being implemented in our after-school literacy programs.
Success in life starts on the playing field—where kids learn lessons that last a lifetime. The Playmakers summer sports camps change the lives of inner-city kids. Learn Coach Roz’s methods so you, too, can coach for that bigger win—at home and in school, as well as on the field. Whether you are a coach, a teacher, or a parent—build your team while building kids’ character. Coach Roz gives you 22 easy-to-follow rules….read more on Amazon here.
Greg Roeszler’s athletic career includes being a quarterback/punter at the University of Minnesota and San Diego State, as well as a camp quarterback with the Oakland Raiders in 1980. His passion for lost and forgotten kids led him to leave a successful career as a sales and management trainer so he could devote his life to working with at-risk kids. As Greg puts it, “I am a High School Football Coach, a Husband and Dad struggling to be the man I have been called to be.” Out of that calling, Playmakers Mentoring Foundation was born. Supported early on by a network of coaches and friends who shared his vision, Playmakers now reaches throughout the State of California, and is beginning to emerge on the national and international scene as well. You can learn more about this amazing outreach on their web site, www.ThePlaymakers.org. Greg, his wife, Linda, and their two daughters live in Sacramento, California.
If you would like to email Coach Roz directly, contact him here.
Our Annual Tri Tip Dinner is this Saturday night!
We are celebrating the Sponsors who are support our after-school programs, and the Playmaker Stars who make our program shine. Tickets are available at the door, click here for dinner details.
Celebrity Guest Craig Penrose
Craig R. Penrose is a former professional American football quarterback. He spent five seasons in the National Football League with the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets and 2 seasons with the United States Football League’s Denver Gold.
Celebrity Jody Sears
Jody Sears became the 10th head football coach in Sacramento State history when he was named the head football coach on April 25, 2014. The elevation came just months after Sears was hired as the Hornets’ defensive coordinator in the spring of 2014.
Stanford Football Celebrity Harrison Phillips
Harrison splits his time off the field between Sacramento and Omaha, NE mentoring the youth in our after-school programs.
Playmaker Guillermo Barba
A volunteer at our Cordova Meadows after-school program, has won the Volunteer of the Year Award from Molina Health Care! We nominated him because he is the hardest working young man we know. Still in high school, he volunteers with us, and works with his folks at night. Guillermo will received his community service award at a special Molina Dinner on April 19. He is a valuable asset to our program, and a young man of great character, Congratulations Guillermo!
The civic groups in Sacramento and Rancho Cordova are generous partners, helping to fund our after-school literacy programs. We would especially like to thank the Sacramento Optimists who are teaming up with us for our annual Tri Tip Dinner where we showcase our literacy program.
You are invited to learn more about The Playmakers Organization by visiting our website: www.theplaymakers.org. You can still purchase tickets for our Tri Tip Dinner on Saturday, April 30, where you can meet and hear from our greatest supporters – former NFL’ers, our program coaches, and the Lil’ Pups who are benefiting the most with improved reading skills!