The 2014 Playmakers Ball, held on at Boston Museum of Science was a special night of inspired playfulness, entertainment, and inspiration. Two hundred joyful members of our Playmaker community danced, played, laughed and celebrated. It was our way of honoring the awesome commitment our frontline heroes make to being shining lights in the lives of the children in their care.
Check out fun pics from our Night at the Museum HERE.
2014 Jesse Howes Award Winner
The Jesse Howes Award is given each year at our Playmakers Ball. The award commemorates late founding Playmaker Jesse Howes, who lost his battle with cancer in 2010, but who remains fully alive in our work. The award — a beautifully carved plaque — is given to a Playmaker who, like Jesse, shows "a deep love for and commitment to children and an unquenchably playful spirit." This year we were honored to have Jesse Howes' mother Linda present for the award.
Dwayne Nunez, Jesse's longtime friend and a dedicated Playmaker, received this year's award. An early education teacher in Boston Public Schools (BPS) since 2008, Dwayne has made it his personal mission to create joyful, loving, empowering, and creative classrooms where children are nurtured to reach their full potential. He currently teaches at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School in Roxbury, MA. Congrats, Playmaker! You can read more about Dwayne HERE.
thank you 2014 sponsors
These generous supporters helped make our event possible