Hello and thank you for visiting my Crowdrise page! My name is Whitney Sullivan and I am training for the Chicago Marathon on October 12th. This is my first full marathon (gulp). I'm excited to not only train to run the 26 (plus some) miles but to do it in support of a charity whose work I can really get behind.
With my background in drama therapy and social work, I was excited to discover an organization that believes so firmly in the transformative power of play! Founded in 1996, Playworks is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to expanding their mission so that one day every child across the nation has the opportunity to play every day! Playworks provides trained, full-time coaches focused on recess to hundreds of underserved schools in major urban areas. Playworks also provides training and technical assistance to schools, distraicts and youth organizations that wish to include inclusive, healthy play and physical activity as a part of a positive learning environment. Playworks coaches introduce classic games that are dissapearing from schoolyards as new games designed to teach conflict-resolution and leadership skills as well as foster teamwork. When Playworks partners with a school, kids are more physically active, and they return to class focused and ready to learn.
I thank you for your support and look forward to sharing this journey with my network of family, friends and colleagues. Let's play!
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