2017 – Play it Forward

"Take me out to the ball game!"

Playhouse unveiling
TinCaps game May 13 @ 7pm at Parkview Field

This year we’re hitting 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.

GET IN THE GAME! at Parkview Field

Playhouse Unveiling

May 13 @ 7:00pm
TinCaps game

Playhouses on display to the public

May 13-17

Vote for your favorite playhouse!
Bid to win your favorite, even if you’re not attending the May 17 fundraiser.

Attend The Event

May 17 @ 6:00pm
Parkview Field
Lincoln Financial Event Center

A “playful” evening of food and exciting auctions, including our three custom children’s playhouses!


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

Grand Slam Playhouse Sponsors

Rick and Vicki James

Star Financial Logo

MVP Playhouse Construction Sponsors

All-Star Playhouse Design Sponsors

Design Collaborative

Home Run Reader Sponsor

Power Hitter Family Champions

Shutout Educator Champions

Chuck and Lisa Surack and

Closer Corporate Table Sponsors

Parkview Health

Event Partners

Walk-off Classroom Champions

Chroma Source
Fort Wayne Metals
Lincoln Financial Group
Parkview Health LaGrange
Parkview Health Noble
Vera Bradley

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.