2017 – Play it Forward


Thank you to all of our guests, sponsors, and donors for making Play it Forward a success! Together, you helped us raise a record-setting $119,000 to support quality early education and care in northern Indiana.

This year we hit it out of the park with three custom children’s playhouses – designed, built, and sponsored by three winning Playhouse Teams. All proceeds help us “Play it Forward” as we fulfill our mission to build better futures for young children.

See our announcement on 21 Insight

Weren't able to make it this year? Here's what you missed.

(4) Indy 500 Tickets
PHP TinCaps Suite
Old National Bank TinCaps Suite
FWCC Golf Weekend
(2) Notre Dame Football Tickets
(4) Cubs Tickets
YETI Hopper 40 Cooler
Cuban Cigars
YMCA Annual Membership
(4) 1-Day Walt Disney World Park Hopper Tickets
(2) Glider Rides
Teach Us Art In Home Painting and Pizza Party
Princess Basket
Matilda Jane Clothing
Peg Perego Front Loader
Cookie Cottage
Baker Street

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
Bravas and Shigs In Pit
Pizza-a-Month from Pizza Hut
Ivy Tech Dinner for 8
Wine Basket
Beauty Starts at Chanel and Von Maur
Aspire HydraFacial
Lilly Hill Jewelry
San Martin Designs Necklace
San Martin Designs Ring
San Martin Designs Earrings
Cinda B Tote
Fusion Yoga
Happy Everything Platter
Hall Flower Arrangement
French Lick Resort Getaway for Two


Playhouse Teams

Flight of Fancy (Parkview Flight Team)
Antebellum Jam(es)boree


None of this would be possible without the generous support of these sponsors.

Grand Slam Playhouse Sponsors

Rick and Vicki James

Parkview Health

MVP Playhouse Construction Sponsors

All-Star Playhouse Design Sponsors

Design Collaborative

Home Run Reader Sponsor

PNC Bank

Power Hitter Family Champions

Indiana Michigan Power

Shutout Educator Champions

PHP Logo

Chuck and Lisa Surack and

Closer Corporate Table Sponsors

Parkview Health

Event Partners

Walk-off Classroom Champions

Chroma Source
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Fort Wayne Metals
Lincoln Financial Group
Parkview Health LaGrange
Parkview Health Noble
Vera Bradley
Melani and Pete Wilson

Media Partners

All proceeds help us ``Play it Forward`` as we fulfill our mission to build better futures for young children
  • Coach parents and help them find top quality child care
  • Provide high quality learning from birth to school age at two Fort Wayne learning centers
  • Train early childhood programs in northern Indiana to achieve high quality
  • Advocate for high quality learning for all young children
Thank you to our attendees and corporate sponsors for investing in a stronger community
  • Talent attraction and retention. Robust early education brings top flight talent to our community. And keeps them here.
  • Stronger families. Family engagement leads to school readiness and better school outcomes.
  • Quality early education. Preparing children to enter kindergarten ready to learn.