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Play it Forward 

Save the Date -  Play it Forward is set for Thursday, May 14, 2020! 

Playce Your Bet on the Children of Maryland at Play it Forward 2020

Please join us for a magical celebration  – and a whole lot of fun!

Play it Forward 
Thursday, May 14
Cocktails: 6 PM   Dinner & Entertainment: 7 PM – 10 PM 

Cocktails | Dinner | Entertainment | Raffles

Tickets: $125 - On Sale Now!
Benefiting Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Help children win at life! Place your wager on PLAY and make an extraordinary impact. Port Discovery is committed to helping children succeed. Through purposeful play in the Museum, in classrooms and in the community, we help children and the adults in their lives learn, create magical memories, and build social, emotional, and cognitive skills that are critical to their success. But play can be harder than it sounds. poverty, neighborhood violence, and the demands of busy lifestyles sometimes mean children truly don’t have access to play
With your help, we can change that together. Join us for Play it Forward 2020 and support play, learning and access to play for the children and families in Baltimore and beyond.

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Play it Forward 2020 is generously sponsored by:

Trifecta Sponsors:

J.S. Plank & D.M. DiCarlo Family Foundation, Inc.

 Lewis Contractors

Frontrunner Sponsors:

Ernst & Young
Sinclair Broadcast Group
 University of Maryland, Baltimore
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Grandstand Sponsors:

The Cordish Companies
Flavor & Fragrance Specialties, Inc.
George Roche
Hogan Lovells
M&T Bank 
Monument Sotheby's International Realty 
Pandora Jewelry, Inc. 

Trackside Sponsors:

 Ira Gansler/RBC Wealth Management 
Phillips Seafood, Inc. 
The Quantum Group
The Zolet Lenet and Fink Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Media Sponsors:

Baltimore magazine
The Daily Record
WYPR 88.1


Provide Children with Access to Purposeful Play!

Every child should have access to purposeful play. However, playing is sometimes harder than it sounds – poverty, neighborhood violence, and the demands of busy lifestyles sometimes mean children truly don’t have access to play. Help change that by sponsoring Play it Forward! 

Your support of Play it Forward allows the Museum to:

  • Provide free and reduced admission visits for children in Title I schools, where many children face financial, emotional or circumstantial challenges. Help at-risk families improve literacy and parenting skills
  • Honor U.S. military personnel with free and reduced admissions
  • Provide Museum on the Road community outreach programs in schools, Judy Centers, Head Start Centers, and more.
  • Offer educational exhibits and events linked to learning outcomes.

Interested in supporting Play it Forward as a sponsor? Please contact Abbi Ludwig at or 410.864.2680 to join us as a sponsor of Play It Foward 2020! 


Thank You to the Play it Forward Committee for their support of Port Discovery and this event!

Play it Forward Committee

Ashley Hatter - Co-Chair  
Chrissy Ripley - Co-Chair  
Dana DiCarlo - Chair Emerita 

Erin Black
Bess Boswell
Edie Brown 
Tracy Bumba
Cindy Conklin
Martina Dilks 
Dan Fulmer
Amy House
Maggie Kennedy 
Gay Legg
Robyn Murphy 
Kara Ullmann

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