PORTLAND, Ore., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- hubbub health, a technology-driven wellness solution and lead sponsor of the Playworks 4th Annual Corporate Kickball Fundraiser, competed against top Portland employers such as Nike, Keen, Schwabe, Williamson, & Wyatt and Kaiser Permanente to benefit Playworks, a national nonprofit dedicated to physical activity and anti-bullying in schools. As a result of hubbub's contribution to the event, and local employer participation, Playworks raised over $40,000 in record-breaking donations to benefit 13 Portland, low-income schools.
Additionally, hubbub recognized an individual embodying the spirit, passion and energy of the day while promoting collaboration and teamwork. hubbub chose to honor Paul Davis of Waggener Edstrom by donating an additional $500 on his behalf. Playworks also recognized exceptional spirit and gave the "Spirit" award to Kaiser Permanente for outstanding sportsmanship and enthusiasm.
"Playworks mission embodies what hubbub health hopes to achieve – increased activity and inclusion in wellness initiatives," said hubbub Director of Business Development Brian Berchtold. "The goal of the day was to play and have fun. I'm very proud of our hubbub team who made it to the playoffs this year. Not only did we win a few games, but we had fun along the way."
"Support from hubbub this year was key in deepening meaningful relationships with partners who share our values to bring the wide span benefits of positive play to thousands of children across the region," said Playworks Portland executive director Jonathan Blasher. "Businesses coming together to support the future workforce is critical. Together, we are changing lives by helping thousands of kids in the Portland metro area."
About hubbub health
hubbub health is a technology-driven wellness solution for companies of all sizes that uses social circles, the love of the game, and the quickest health quiz on the planet to inspire employees to get moving and live healthy. For more information, visit www.hubbubhealth.com/employers. hubbub is a member of Cambia Health Solutions, a total health solutions company headquartered in the Pacific Northwest.
Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that provides safe, healthy, inclusive play and physical activity to schools at recess and throughout the entire school day. Celebrating 17 years, Playworks is the only nonprofit organization in the country to send trained, full-time coaches to low-income schools. Playworks currently serves more than 170,000 children in 360 low-income schools in 22 cities throughout the country every school day.
Playworks will be celebrating their fifth year in the Pacific Northwest, where it has grown to serve more the 80 schools across the area through a combination of training and direct service with 13 low income schools providing 5,500 students with safe and inclusive play daily, improving school climate and transforming the educational environment. Please visit their website for more information on how to get involved: http://www.playworks.org/portland.
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