On Saturday, April 29, we celebrated the hard work of our trained coaches. For our sponsors who have not had a chance to visit our program, it was an opportunity to meet these hard-working college students.
They show up and lead by example. They teach our Playmakers in training what it means to love, live a life of purpose, and to have the self confidence to achieve their goals. These adults of upstanding character are paying it forward, and they are the heart of The Playmakers Character and Leadership Academy.
What differentiates the Playmakers after school program is the integration of reading and character modules into our sports and recreation program. Our vision is to be the standard in after-school programs. Our instructors (“coaches”) are high-school and university student athletes who are recommended by their coaches and peers. As coaches they create motivation through inspiration and incentives for participants (VIP attendance at a college game, for example).
“Good human-relations skills have the ability to change people from managing others to leading others.” John Rampey
The Playmakers is a youth mentoring non-profit organization which uses sports to motivate at-risk youth to improve reading skills, grades, behavior and becoming more accountable individuals overall (character growth). Playmakers educates youth and supporting family members in core values of Academics, Serving Others, and Competing with Honor.
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.
Since the beginning of Playmakers, our core mission has not changed. I believe in every generation, we desperately need youth of character who are built to serve others. By contributing to something bigger than themselves they, they learn their value and potential. Every youth we can affect will certainly be a Playmaker for life.
Executive Director, The Playmakers