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Child’s Play Invitational 2014 - Best Dressed

There are just under two weeks until our annual Child’s Play invitational and we can’t wait to welcome you to Willows Run! It’s going to be a great year of golf for the kids, and we have a lot of new and exciting stuff in store. If you’re participating in the golf tournament, mini-golf, OR spectating, you’re eligible for our best dressed competition! Get out your swankiest argyle and dapperest caps for chances to win seriously awesome gaming swag.

Best Dressed

Tickets are still available for golf which includes your greens fees, lunch, swag bag, and BBQ Dinner. $65 of the ticket price is tax deductible, meaning that’s a donation that goes to our programs assisting children in hospitals and domestic violence shelters. Get your ticket here!

If mini-golf is more your speed, you can snag a ticket here. That includes your mini-golf fees and your attendence to the BBQ Dinner and awards ceremonies. You can participate in the best dressed competition as well! $30 of your ticket price is a tax deductible donation to Child’s Play.

Finally, if you’d like to cheer on the golfers, soak up the the (fingers crossed) great weather, and enjoy a drink or two, snag a spectator ticket here! Spectators have a covered tent with a view of the 18th whole and quick and easy access to the clubhouse and get to join the golfers and mini-golfers for the post-game BBQ dinner and awards ceremony.


For any questions regarding the golf tournament or interest in sponsorships, please email jdillion@childsplaycharity.org. Thanks so much for your support!

Domestic Violence Program Applications Open

Child’s Play is pleased to announced the launch of our Domestic Violence program. The DV program was created to assist children in domestic violence shelters and advocacy centers through video games and the power of interactive play. These resources can be powerful tools in engaging and entertaining children who have experienced trauma, creating and reinforcing social bonds, and empowering children in a difficult time. As with each of Child’s Play’s endeavors, the DV program is supported by the charitable generosity of the video game industry and its community.

It’s crucial for our program to provide games that will be entertaining and relevant for the kids, but that will also be appropriate for both their age and the sensitive nature of their circumstances. Each game has been reviewed for suitability with the unique needs and desires of domestic violence facilities kept in mind. Feedback is both welcome and encouraged.

The Domestic Violence Program will open annually for applications each spring, which will stay open for approximately two months. After applications close, accepted facilities will be notified, and we will prepare a shipment of game carts, televisions, and games to be delivered in time for the holiday season. Once accepted into the program, facilities will receive annual game support to supplement the original donation.

Applications are open now until until July 30, 2014: Domestic Violence Program Application Please feel free to share this form with the shelter or advocacy center in your area. If you have any questions, please email foundation@childsplaycharity.org.

Child’s Play Invitational 2014!

Child's Play Golf Willows Run
Break out your argyle socks and get ready for an afternoon of competition for the kids! We’re pleased to invite the game industry and community to our Fourth Annual Child’s Play Invitational Golf Tournament, taking place Sunday, June 22nd at Willows Run Golf Course in Redmond, WA - it’s going to be bigger and better than ever!

The golf tournament will be held on the Coyote Creek course at Willows Run. It’s a beautiful par 72 and, as in previous years, will be run scramble format - even inexperienced golfers can have fun contributing to their team! You’ll get a box lunch, we’ll have the drink carts making rounds, and there are multiple snack/drink shacks on the course. At the end of the day everyone will gather at the clubhouse for an awards mixer and BBQ! Golf tournament tickets are available here

Rainbow Run Child's Play GolfNew this year is our Child’s Play Mini Golf Tournament! Willows is home to Rainbow Run, an 18 hole putting course. Once you wrap up an intense round of putt-putt, join the other golfers and spectators for the BBQ and awards ceremony. Mini golf tournament tickets are available here.


Not interested in golfing but want to join the fun? We’ll also have spectator seating available this year! Lounging in the shade of the 18th hole, you’ll have a perfect view of golfers and easy access to the clubhouse, restaurant, and bar. Cheer on the golfers and enjoy the view, then join in on the awards mixer and BBQ celebration at the end of the day! Spectator tickets are available here.


If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2014 Child’s Play Invitational, please contact Jamie Dillion (jdillion@childsplaycharity.org) for details- there are lots of opportunities and ways to help, and we’d love to hear from you.


All proceeds go to partner hospitals and domestic violence facilities in the Child’s Play network in support of our mission: to improve the lives of children in traumatic situations through the power of play. Thank you, and we’ll see you on the course!