Standing Up for Kids
Local organizations and their leaders came together at the Playmakers fundraiser to donate over $30,000 to support the afterschool program. The groups included Sacramento Breakfast Optimists, Citrus Heights Rotary, Rancho Cordova Rotary and County Club Optimists. -- Staff photo
Leading the charge for Playmakers at the event were Harrison Phillips Stanford DT, former Denver Broncos quarterback Craig Penrose, Jovan Swann Stanford DT, Jody Sears, Head Football Coach, Sac State, Michael Williams Stanford DT and Greg Roeszler, Playmakers. -- Staff photo
Local Service Groups Make Major Donations to Playmakers
There are some programs for kids that make a huge difference in their lives right away. Playmakers is one of them. Local organizations and service groups stood up and supported Playmakers, a mentoring program that provides free afterschool character and leadership for 3rd through 6th graders.
The Tri-Tip BBQ Dinner fundraiser was held at Divine Savior Catholic Church in Orangevale on April 29th. Over 250 friends and businesses attended to show their support for the growing organization and their hard-working team of mentors.
Playmakers nonprofit organization is designed for at-risk kids who need assistance with academics and young leadership development. Its program includes 3 daily training segments of character development, reading and a variety of sports and recreational games for both boys and girls. It has operated its programs for 5 years and is now on 7 campuses throughout Sacramento.
The organization employs an inspiring group of trained mentors and coaches that includes former Sac State football players and college graduates. The organization believes that these qualified and impressive mentors make all the difference in the program’s results. Playmakers also creates tremendous incentives for participants’ achievements, including field trips to Stanford football games, Sac State games and trampoline field trips.
If you would like to contribute to the program, or learn how to participate in Playmakers, contact Coach Roz at Coachroz@theplaymakers.org or call them at 916 220-1284.