By: Catherine DiFonso
Newport Beach, CA (May 18, 2020) – Poppy Life Care has partnered with Pure Game to help impact children’s physical and mental health through the power of play. Pre-recorded “Remote Recess” videos are now featured on Poppy Life Care’s website, where customers can easily view and perform the activities in the house, a driveway or even a small backyard.
“As an organization dedicated to helping families dealing with the challenges of autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression, many of the programs that we offer have a strong mental health component to them,” says Erica Solis, Poppy Life Care founder and executive director. “Our partnership with Pure Game enables us to give physical activity the spotlight it deserves as something that benefits both a child’s physical and mental health.”
Orange County-based Pure Game currently runs close to 100 programs in partnership with over 60 elementary, middle- and high schools in Orange County. In addition to Poppy Life Care, Pure Game partners with other community-based organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs to increase accessibility to its innovative program model.
Pure Game Founder and “Chief Play Maker” Tony Everett says that he started Pure Game because he wanted kids to enjoy sports, but instead of focusing on a traditional sporting model, Pure Game “intentionally focuses on the power of positivity, encouragement, free play, games, character education and leadership skills.”
Physical education experts and researchers agree that physical activity offers children benefits beyond those for their bodies. The mental health benefits – improved management of anxiety and depression – are significant, but school-age children can particularly benefit from regular physical activity, which has been shown to improve confidence, self-esteem, classroom functioning, mood and behavior.
About Poppy Life Care Poppy Life Care is a United States non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is determined to educate and empower children and parents living with issues related to spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety and depression. Poppy Life Care serves families living with these daily challenges and supports not only awareness but therapies and education, reducing the dependency on prescription drugs, and eliminating stigmas through interdisciplinary programs.
Our goal is to facilitate awareness and education while building innovative care programs, which we hope to accomplish alongside our local communities, its businesses and people. We believe in helping each other as part of an ecosystem of local businesses, healthcare groups, academic institutions and professionals alike. Visit www.poppylifecare.org for more information.
About Pure Game Pure Game creates programming for children that integrates a character education curriculum, leadership coaching, and sport. Our programs increase and encourage physical activity (aligned with public school physical activity standards), incentivizes attendance, introduces life skills, builds character, and helps children create a positive self-image. Visit www.thepuregame.org for more information.
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