By Rami Abou-Sabe

On Thursday night (Nov. 16), 200 young professionals will lace up their shoes, roll up their sleeves, and throw down a flurry of hand-shapes in an attempt to be crowned the Playworks New England Rock Paper Scissors champion.

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Now in its 10th year, the tournament is a fundraiser for Playworks New England, a nonprofit “leading the regional recess revolution.”

Proceeds from the 10th annual tournament will benefit the 2017 Playworks Girls’ Basketball League across 27 high-need Massachusetts schools. Tickets start at $30, and one entry gets a 4th or 5th-grade girl started in the winter basketball league.

Participants will get to enjoy a stocked bar, free appetizers, and a number of raffles and silent auction items at the Back Bay Social Club.

The event starts at 6:30PM, but the actual RPS tourney doesn’t kick off until 7:30. So be sure to grab a ticket, practice your best hand origami, and come on down for a night of competition – all for a good cause!

About Playworks New England
Playworks New England is leading the regional recess revolution. The nonprofit works to bring play and physical activity into elementary schools as a means to improve the health and well-being of children and to enhance learning. Through onsite direct-service coaching and training school faculty and staff, Playworks, which is part of a national organization, integrates physical activity and social and emotional learning skill-building into organized activities during recess. This simple intervention is meant to help schools create a place for every kid on the playground. A space where students feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills needed to thrive in the classroom and beyond.


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