Making Marin a More Inclusive Place Through PLAY

The Vision

We are PLAY and we envision Marin as an integrated and unified community where both individuals and families live, work and most importantly, play together. We believe that play is an integral component of forming lasting friendships, developing critical skills and teaching valuable life lessons. This play can take shape in various forms from participation in organized sports to a simple play date.

It's important that children spread amongst the many small towns in Marin have the opportunity to learn about others, not by competing with them, but instead through the lens of playing with them.



- Paul Austin

Mission Statement

PLAY recognizes the need for stronger diversity and inclusion in Marin County. We believe that the unique experiences of different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds serves to enhance our larger community. We intentionally give kids of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds the opportunity to learn, grow and play together. Being able to understand and appreciate others who are different from you is vital to the advancement of our society. We see play as a vehicle to this end.

We aim to counter the negative narrative that exist about certain communities within Marin (namely Marin City and the Canal). Highlighting the talent, compassion and kindness that exist in those communities, affords other Marin communities an opportunity to experience how amazing these communities are. We will achieve this by engaging families from the larger Marin area with families from these communities. United through play, Marin will move past tolerance and become a more inclusive place to live.

OUTCOMES

  • Close the Activity Gap
  • All Marin City kids between 3rd and 8th grade will participate in at least two extra curricular activities a year
  • Increase diversity on all teams in Southern Marin
  • All Marin City students will be socially prepared to successfully matriculate to high school

OUR FUN FACTS

56628

Games Played

21473

Trips Taken

52321

Memories Made

MEET THE TEAM

Paul Austin

Founder and CEO

Tenisha Tate

Board Member

Aaron Weinberg

Board Member

WHAT WE DO BEST

OUR VALUES

P

Perseverance
in the face of defeat or hate

L

Leadership
at all levels and at all times

A

Acknowledge
the value in teamwork

Y

Integrity
especially when no one is looking

Testimonials

  • "Paul is great with kids and teens, going beyond the call of duty to ensure they feel loved, accomplished, supported and included. Most of all, he makes sure they're having fun while learning and connecting with others through play and recreation."-John Logan, VP Marin Community Foundation
  • "Paul has been instrumental in assisting our son with his growth and development. Not only has he consistently facilitated healthy, engaging programs, but he has also managed and coached him along the way."-Belinda Ingraham (parent of 8th grader)
  • "My wife and I began supporting Paul with the continued development, organization, and sustainability of a budding CYO Sports Program which includes: Basketball, Track & Field, and Volleyball. Paul’s passion and desire to serve today’s youth is admirable. It is simply, his calling!"-Randy & Katie Raven (The Raven Group, LLC)
  • "Whenever I had a problem, an idea, or just wanted to voice my opinion he has always been there to listen. He has opened doors, made opportunities, and paved the way for a younger generation, like myself, to guide and mentor the younger generations to come"-Lynnette Egenlauf San Rafael High Basketball Coach

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