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Starting in backyards, neighborhood parks and schools across the South

Pop-Up Play Day Tour

Join Us for a Day of Play

Bring your entire family out for a free, fun-filled afternoon of good old-fashioned play at Pop-Up Play Day! This event offers a healthy dose of education and entertainment delivered through continuous high-energy activities including:

  • Team Sports
  • Cheer and Dance
  • Live Music
  • Mascot Fun Run
  • And so much more!

Kids (and kids at heart) get to enjoy hands-on opportunities to learn by doing, experiencing simple and fun ways to incorporate physical activity into day-to-day life. Plus, there will be opportunities for the kids to win prizes and merchandise by participating in a variety of interactive and fun activities.

SCHEDULE

  • *New Orleans, LA: June 30-July 1, 8AM-5PM Daily, ESSENCE Music Festival, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • Atlanta, GA: August 28, Time: 10AM – 1PM
  • Nashville, TN: September 17, Time: 10AM – 1PM

*No registration required. Free, open to the public.

Event Cost: FREE 
Donations are greatly appreciated to help support the movement! 

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Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Training

Play Like A Girl! has teamed up with Let’s Move! Active Schools to bring the One-Day Physical Activity Leaders (PAL) Training to a city near you. This one-day training kicks off the learning system, ultimately resulting in skilled individuals who will jumpstart physical activity in their respective school settings. Open to school administrators, teachers, community leaders, parents — and anyone who champions physical activity in local schools! The full-day PAL Training runs from 8AM-4PM, and participants must remain for the duration.

Collective Impact Workshop

Play Like A Girl and 18 partner organizations—including Brown Girls Do Ballet, Hip Hop Public Health and KIDS in the GAME—have joined forces to put collective impact into practice in order to achieve long-term results for kids in your community. During this learning session, Tour partners will share resources from their organizations that may benefit kids in your local school or community organization. Partners will be offering everything from physical education curricula to $50 mini-grants to help cover kids’  sports registration fees. The Collective Impact Workshop is a three-hour opportunity perfect for anyone interested in helping us bring back play.

Workshop Cost: FREE (includes materials) 
Donations are greatly appreciated to help support the movement! 

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How You Can Help

Play Like A Girl runs a very lean organization, seeks to maximize every dollar donated to the benefit of kids and families. Since 2004, our supporters have invested more than $500,000 in fighting childhood obesity. With your help, we can change a child’s life through the power of sport and physical activity.

Donate today to help us bring play to a community near you. With your help, kids at risk of obesity will get the chance to experience play like generations past: Double Dutch, hopscotch, sack races, and so much more! Plus, you can partner with us to host your own DIY Pop-Up Play Day.

Here’s how your donation can make a difference:
$50 buys running shoes, athletic socks and a t-shirt for one child
$125 pays for 12 weeks of sports instruction and health education
$250 provides 5 girls in your community with free admission to a play day
$1,500 covers the cost of a stipend paid to a volunteer sports coach

Donations also help pay for supplies, sporting equipment, healthy food and beverages, transportation, classes and more. Every dollar counts. You can be a powerful force for positive change in a child’s life.

To become a corporate sponsor of the Pop-Up Play Day Tour or bring the Tour to your city, email us at sponsor@iplag.org for more details.

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Tour Schedule

Inspiring Kids and Their Families to Get Up, Get Out and Get Active!

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Training

As the professional development resource within Let’s Move! Active Schools, the Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Learning System is a dynamic, action-focused 12-month program designed to develop and support school champions in their efforts to ensure 60 minutes a day of physical activity for all school-aged youth. This one-day training will kick off the program, ultimately resulting in skilled individuals who will initiate tailored plans of action in their respective school settings. Participants must be present onsite for the full duration of the training, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. As a result of completing the PAL Learning System including the one-day in-person training, you’ll be able to: - Establish support for implementing a PA initiative (60-A-Day) in your local school district/site. - Implement a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) tailored to site-specific needs. - Demonstrate the effectiveness of site-selected CSPAP components. - Serve as a local champion for ongoing support and enthusiasm for PA for school-aged youth. Register today at bringbackplay.org/register/.

Let's Move! Active Schools

Collective impact has emerged as a promising approach to addressing a broad range of health issues, and is particularly well suited for reducing and preventing childhood obesity. By definition, collective impact is the commitment of a group of cross-sector partners to a common agenda for solving a complex social problem at scale. Let's Move! Active Schools, the Dallas Area Coalition to Prevent Childhood Obesity, Dallas Wings, KIDS in the GAME, ivivva retailers, and New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race have joined Frisco-based nonprofit Play Like A Girl's Pop-Up Play Day Tour to put collective impact into practice in order to achieve long term results. This learning session will provide school administrators and teachers, community leaders and health professionals with a deep understanding of how collective impact provides context for the Pop-Up Play Day Tour. We will explore the key resources benefiting Dallas schools and community organizations as part of this initiative. For individuals and organizations who want to explore curricula, materials, funding opportunities and other resources resulting from a collective impact approach to reduce childhood obesity in their communities, joining this session is a must! Workshop Cost: FREE (includes materials) Maximum Participants: 50

Pop-Up Play Day Tour Partners
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pop-Up Play Day Tour at Get Kidz Fit Fest

A free, fun-filled extravaganza, now in its sixth year, presented by the Dallas Area Coalition to Prevent Childhood Obesity (DACPCO) designed to educate children and their families on wellness and nutrition while engaging them in a range of healthy lifestyle activities. Attendees learn about nutrition and exercise through healthy cooking demonstrations and sporting activities that include: - Rock-climbing - Obstacle Course - Basketball - Golf - Tennis - Rowing - Jump Roping - Aerobics/Zumba - Volleyball - Soccer and more At booths, stages and Fitstops, a diverse group of volunteers and sponsors provide hands-on opportunities for kids to learn by doing, experiencing simple and fun ways that families can incorporate physical activity and nutritious eating into day-to-day life.

Dallas Area Coalition to Prevent Childhood Obesity
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga // Dreams & Goals Workshop

We've partnered with ivivva Southlake Town Square to create an exciting night of fun, movement, goal-crushing and girl power! 6p-7p: Moms, daughters, sisters, besties, teammates and classmates kick-off the night with a very special partner yoga class! Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP at https://ivivvaplaylikeagirlsnightout.splashthat.com. 7p-8p: We'll follow class with an inspiring Dreams & Goals session and continue the night with photobooth fun, light bites and shopping!

ivivva Southlake Town Square
8:00AM - 4:00PM
Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Training

As the professional development resource within Let’s Move! Active Schools, the Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Learning System is a dynamic, action-focused 12-month program designed to develop and support school champions in their efforts to ensure 60 minutes a day of physical activity for all school-aged youth. This one-day training will kick off the program, ultimately resulting in skilled individuals who will initiate tailored plans of action in their respective school settings. Participants must be present onsite for the full duration of the training, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. As a result of completing the PAL Learning System including the one-day in-person training, you’ll be able to: - Establish support for implementing a PA initiative (60-A-Day) in your local school district/site. - Implement a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) tailored to site-specific needs. - Demonstrate the effectiveness of site-selected CSPAP components. - Serve as a local champion for ongoing support and enthusiasm for PA for school-aged youth. Register today at bringbackplay.org/register/.

Let's Move! Active Schools

Collective impact has emerged as a promising approach to addressing a broad range of health issues, and is particularly well suited for reducing and preventing childhood obesity. By definition, collective impact is the commitment of a group of cross-sector partners to a common agenda for solving a complex social problem at scale. Let's Move! Active Schools, KIDS in the GAME, Brown Girls Do Ballet, Hip Hop Public Health & Laureus Sport for Goof Foundation have joined Frisco-based nonprofit Play Like A Girl's Pop-Up Play Day Tour to put collective impact into practice in order to achieve long term results. This learning session will provide school administrators and teachers, community leaders and health professionals with a deep understanding of how collective impact provides context for the Pop-Up Play Day Tour. We will explore the key resources benefiting Dallas schools and community organizations as part of this initiative. For individuals and organizations who want to explore curricula, materials, funding opportunities and other resources resulting from a collective impact approach to reduce childhood obesity in their communities, joining this session is a must! Workshop Cost: FREE (includes materials) Maximum Participants: 50

Xavier University of Louisiana
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Pop-Up Play Day at ESSENCE Music Festival

The New Orleans tour stop will feature special Double Dutch Aerobics demonstrations as part of the 22nd annual Essence Music Festival (EMF), which will take place in New Orleans, from July 1 to July 3. The EMF event will offer women and girls of all ages a fun, amplifying and interactive experience of play. This event will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, located at 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Play Like a Girl
8:00AM - 4:00PM
Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Training

As the professional development resource within Let’s Move! Active Schools, the Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Learning System is a dynamic, action-focused 12-month program designed to develop and support school champions in their efforts to ensure 60 minutes a day of physical activity for all school-aged youth. This one-day training will kick off the program, ultimately resulting in skilled individuals who will initiate tailored plans of action in their respective school settings. Participants must be present onsite for the full duration of the training, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. As a result of completing the PAL Learning System including the one-day in-person training, you’ll be able to: - Establish support for implementing a PA initiative (60-A-Day) in your local school district/site. - Implement a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) tailored to site-specific needs. - Demonstrate the effectiveness of site-selected CSPAP components. - Serve as a local champion for ongoing support and enthusiasm for PA for school-aged youth. Register today at bringbackplay.org/register/.

Let's Move! Active Schools

Collective impact has emerged as a promising approach to addressing a broad range of health issues, and is particularly well suited for reducing and preventing childhood obesity. By definition, collective impact is the commitment of a group of cross-sector partners to a common agenda for solving a complex social problem at scale. Let's Move! Active Schools, KIDS in the GAME, Brown Girls Do Ballet, Hip Hop Public Health & Laureus Sport for Goof Foundation have joined Frisco-based nonprofit Play Like A Girl's Pop-Up Play Day Tour to put collective impact into practice in order to achieve long term results. This learning session will provide school administrators and teachers, community leaders and health professionals with a deep understanding of how collective impact provides context for the Pop-Up Play Day Tour. We will explore the key resources benefiting Dallas schools and community organizations as part of this initiative. For individuals and organizations who want to explore curricula, materials, funding opportunities and other resources resulting from a collective impact approach to reduce childhood obesity in their communities, joining this session is a must! Workshop Cost: FREE (includes materials) Maximum Participants: 50

8:00AM - 4:00PM
Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Training

As the professional development resource within Let’s Move! Active Schools, the Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Learning System is a dynamic, action-focused 12-month program designed to develop and support school champions in their efforts to ensure 60 minutes a day of physical activity for all school-aged youth. This one-day training will kick off the program, ultimately resulting in skilled individuals who will initiate tailored plans of action in their respective school settings. Participants must be present onsite for the full duration of the training, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. As a result of completing the PAL Learning System including the one-day in-person training, you’ll be able to: - Establish support for implementing a PA initiative (60-A-Day) in your local school district/site. - Implement a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) tailored to site-specific needs. - Demonstrate the effectiveness of site-selected CSPAP components. - Serve as a local champion for ongoing support and enthusiasm for PA for school-aged youth. Register today at bringbackplay.org/register/.

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Hear What People Are Saying

Pop-Up Play Day is one of my daughter’s favorite events of the year. We enjoy running, jumping and kicking all day long. Can’t wait!!
AMY WHITEOhio
The air is filled with so much happiness and joy every year we attend Pop-Up Play Day. Our girls love to dance and cheer with the other girls.
LAKENDRA ANDERSONTexas
At first, I thought this was a special day for my wife and daughter. By nightfall, my son and I were winning a game of soccer against the other dads and sons. It’s a fun day for everyone!
MIKE MEYERSCanada

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Tour Partners

Many Thanks to Our Amazing Partners!

Visit the Sponsors page to learn how you can join the movement.

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Location

  • Nashville, TN
  • info@iplag.org
  • (615) 601-1864
  • 10am - 3pm

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