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What Is Playworks?

With a focus on Title 1, low-income schools, Playworks is the leading nonprofit in Arizona utilizing children’s innate love of play to instill social and emotional learning skills that they will need now and into the future. Through partnership with schools and innovative programming, Playworks positively alters the recess climate, reduces bullying and disciplinary incidences, and empowers students to realize their full potential. Playworks brings out the best in every kid!

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Let’s put the FUN in FUNdraise!

Fundraising Incentives

  • Raise $100 and receive one free Run the Raceway race registration and Friend of Playworks VIP status*.
  • Raise $250 and receive above, plus a Playworks swag bag filled with fun Playworks giveaways.
  • Raise $500 and receive all above plus a second free entry and Playworks kickball signed by our Junior Coaches.
  • 100% of proceeds benefit Playworks and our 55,00 Arizona students!

*Friend of Playworks VIP Status Includes: VIP Start Corral, VIP Only Registration Line, Limited Edition Tri-Blend VIP T-Shirt (for VIP’s only), VIP Hospitality, and a ride in a real NASCAR Pace Car!



Because play works.

*Results of a Spring 2017 survey of staff including administrators, teachers and support staff at Arizona schools partnering with Playworks to achieve safe and healthy play.

  • 94% of school staff agree that Playworks improves overall school climate.

  • 82% of school staff report that they saw a decrease in bullying incidents with Playworks on campus.

  • 92% of school staff saw an increase in students’ use of conflict resolution strategies.

  • 97% of school staff agree that Playworks creates a safe and effective learning environment.

Meet the Junior Coaches!


+ Meet Ilse


+ Meet Dahlia


+ Meet Ailinn

Make a Difference

Join us on November 3 and run on the same track that NASCAR legends have raced before! 100% of proceeds from Run the Raceway benefit Playworks Arizona and our 55,000 students all over the Valley.

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