Rock, paper, scissors tournament for the win!

(Photo:  Atlantic  - Mark Blinch / Reuters)

(Photo: Atlantic - Mark Blinch / Reuters)

by Rachel Maisler

Remember when we were kids and any playground quarrel could be decided by a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors? An organization called Playworks is taking this childhood gem to the next level. 

On Thursday, March 9th at 5:30pm, the non-profit will be hosting a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament at Sauf Haus Biergarten to support more than 6,000 kids who attend DC public schools, including Barnard Elementary right here in Petworth. Participants are encouraged to sign up as a team, but free agents are also welcome. Teams will compete against each other in four different events on the road to Rock, Paper, Scissors glory. Aside from bragging rights, the champions get to take home a trophy. 

But the event is about more than just a game. 

“Playworks chapters across the country host this event, which uses our signature conflict resolution tool to engage adults in a fun-filled tournament while raising awareness about the importance of safe and healthy play,” said Erin Meade, a member of the Playworks DC Young Professionals Board. “Of course, we have some special tricks up our sleeves, including some really amazing raffle prizes.”

Playworks is a national organization that believes in the power of play to bring out the best in each kid. Proceeds from ticket sales support full day play-based program featuring recess management, class game time, after-school sports leagues, and the Junior Coach Leadership Program.

Register for the fundraising event and prove you still have your playground chops.

Check out the Petworth News Community Calendar to learn more about the event. 

Rachel Maisler

Rachel joined Petworth News first as the editor for the Community Calendar, and then against her better judgement, agreed to become a contributing writer to the blog in August 2016.

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