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
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.
Founder and CEO
in the face of defeat or hate
at all levels and at all times
the value in teamwork
especially when no one is looking