I have watched this organization grow from it's inception and I am in awe of the endless time and energy that the founder and past executive director has dedicated to it. I had volunteered my time briefly when I lived in NY, an experience that kept PowerPlay near and dear to my heart. Having experienced volunteering and then attending the Annual Gala, I was able to watch girls grow from insecure, sometimes awkward teenagers to beautiful, poised, and articulate young ladies. It is a heart-warming transition to witness.
I have had the good fortune of meeting PowerPlay girls at the annual fundraisers. It is an emotional experience seeing the confident, respectful and charming young ladies that the girls have evolved into. Kudos to founder, Ellen Markowitz and Executive Director, Beth Raisen for the expertise, tireless hours and financial contributions that they've given to keep this organization alive! Kudos to the Board as well for their input, hard work and their belief in PowerPlay's Mission.
Power Play is so clear about its mission which translates into great programs for the girls and young woman who participate, terrific leadership and effective and efficient use of the dollars donated to them.
Power Play is one of the few non profits where year to year a donor can see the growth of the girls into very fine young ladies who have gain confidence and maturity. Power Play instills the very necessary tenets of life otherwise missing from these girls' lives, only one of which is teamwork. After being in these programs, the girls have more than an excellent head start for a successful career and life.
Exceptional organization with dedicated leadership, that provides substantive opportunities for young women to participate in sport. In doing so, this organization supports, in a meaningful way, the development of young women's confidence, life skills and experience - all which ultimately prepare them for success both on and off the court in the future. There is a level of compassion and commitment to this cause expressed by their staff, board and donors that is exceedingly rare.
PowerPlay is a great organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of young girls. They educate them through sports and teach them life and work skills to be able to compete in the professional realm. This organization allows girls to see the endless amount of possibilities that lie in front of them and provides them with the tools to achieve great things. PowerPlay’s staff, led by Beth Rasin, works day in and day out to find all the resources they can to support and assist these young girls. Through PowerPlay’s many programs, young girls are able to become educated, feel confident, and connect with other young girls who are on this journey alongside with them. PowerPlay is an outstanding organization and I am certain that they will continue to do great things to assist the young girls that they serve.
I have had the privilege of playing squash with girls from the program in a women's national team squash tournament. Their skill level and confidence was absolutely impressive. It is clearly an awesome program with enthusiastic and accomplished participants.
The ability of the accomplished women who run the organization to effect positive and lasting change on the lives of local young women is very impressive and inspiring. I would recommend helping them continue their work in any way possible.
I was introduced to PowerPlay two years ago and believe in their mission to help young women to achieve their goals through the power of sport and life skills. The program provides the opportunity for these women to build self confidence, networking skills, and overcome the daily challenges of life. The graduates have moved on to successful careers and are active participants in the communities to help other girls in similar circumstances.