Choose from Three Options
- $6 for registration for one in the Washburn Games ($10 value)
- $11 for registration for two in the Washburn Games ($20 value)
- $20 for registration for four in the Washburn Games ($40 value)
On Sunday, September 21 kids aged 4–12 participate in a noncompetitive sports sampler that gives them the opportunity to try out a variety of sports. From baseball to karate to lacrosse, children can learn about their favorite sports while giving back to the community. The Washburn Games support the Washburn Center for Children, Minnesota’s leading children’s mental-health center. In between games, kids can learn how the center cares for kids struggling with anxiety and depression.
Each participant receives a T-shirt, medal, goodie bag, and an ice-cream treat. Parents attend for free.
Washburn Center for Children
Washburn Center for Children was founded in 1883, by Cadwallader C. Washburn—also, incidentally, the co-founder of the company that became General Mills. The children's center, however, helps kids lead healthy lives in a different way than Cheerios does. The center focuses on mental healthcare, serving more than 2,700 kids with social, emotional, and behavioral problems, rooted in ailments from ADD to anxiety. Its team of child therapists tackles these issues with multiple types of therapy, including individual therapy and family therapy, which brings parents and siblings on board.