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!
At the end of April, The Playmakers Organization will be hosting a Tri Tip Dinner at Divine Savior Church in Orangevale.
The festivities kick-off at 6:00pm. There will be stations where you can learn more about what our students are doing after-school four days a week, and you can meet the coaches who mentor them.
Also in attendance will be our sponsors, supporters and friends who together have helped us grow our After-School Literacy Program to 4 schools in the Sacramento area and a new location in Omaha, NE.
We have confirmed two featured speakers: Harrison Phillips and Jody Sears. Harrison Phillips is mentoring students in California when he is attending Stanford, and in Omaha on his school breaks. Jody Sears is the Sac State Hornets Head Coach, and he is supporting his team players who have chosen to work as a coach with our Lil’ Pups.
We are proud to announce our partnership with Playsmart in Omaha, Nebraska.
Playmakers and Playsmart are combining the best of both their programs into an opportunity for students to improve their reading skills and learn about honor, leadership and character. Playmaker Harrison Phillips is heading up this program in his hometown because he cares about his community. Thank you to Derek Leathers, John Manna and Harrison Phillips, we are proud to be on your team.
~ Online ticket sales have ended, please purchase your tickets at the door. ~
Our after-school academic programs are now affecting students on 5 campuses in the Sacramento Region. During our dinner event, guests will be able to meet our Coaches and the Lil Pups they are mentoring.
Three new after school program locations have begun this month!
Due to our generous sponsors, Playmakers has been able to expand our after school academics program. Students enrolled in The Playmakers program are accelerating their reading grade levels, and learning core values of character and leadership. If you would like to see our program in-person, we welcome you to visit one of our sites. Our coaches are happy to answer your questions and introduce our students.