Members Attend Seminar on “Sports, Play and Social Change”

When Giving Together members decided to fund a KaBOOM! sports court in 2019 as a special 10th-anniversary project, we may not have guessed how much impact this could have. The fourth GT education event (“Sports, Play and Social Change”), on June 6 at KaBOOM!, provided some new lessons about “the serious benefits of having fun”. The informal seminar featured two speakers who described recent research and experiences confirming that opportunities for safe, diverse sports and playtimes are often lacking for low-income families and especially, for homeless children. Yet sports and playtime are essential to physical and mental health and aid in recovery from trauma; they can also help build commu

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