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Pat Rumbaugh

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Pat Rumbaugh, The Play Lady lives in Takoma Park, Maryland USA. In March, 2009, she founded a play committee in her hometown Takoma Park, Maryland. In early 2011 they started calling themselves Takoma Plays. This is a group of people who wanted to promote play in their community. Since 2009 they have put on over 85 fun FREE play events for people of all ages. On www.letsplayamerica.org you can see videos of past Play Days, two TEDxTalks Pat gave in 2014 on the subject of Play, several articles, a documentary called "The Play Lady," and videos by AARP and Voice of America TV shown nationally and internationally.

On July 28, 2014 www.letsplayamerica.org became an official nonprofit. Pat and Daniel Nakamura Co-founded this organization, so they could promote play nationally. LPA's mission: we strive to encourage people of all ages to play by helping them create playful events in their OWN communities.

Pat has spoken all over the country about the importance of Play. On the LPA website you can see Pat's speaking engagements. Also on that website is the cover of Pat's children's book, Let's Play at the Playground published in 2013. 

Pat believes everyone deserves to play. She is actively looking for Grants and Sponsors to help her promote play. Anyone interested in having Pat come to their community or have questions on how to promote play may contact Pat at [email protected].

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4 months 1 day ago
The Play Lady reminds us why playgrounds are a great part of summertime.
7 months 3 days ago
As I stood on the platform with my daughter Sarah, recently engaged to Zach, I had to pinch myself...
10 months 1 week ago
Oftentimes, the best gift is not an actual item, but time spent in fun pursuits.
11 months 1 week ago
You are invited to a pool party!
12 months 22 hours ago
Grandparents are some of the luckiest people I know. They get to play with their grandchildren and...
1 year 1 month ago
Do you feel everyone deserves to play? Well, I sure do and so do all the interns and volunteers...
1 year 3 months ago
Charles Joseph Abramski Jr., "Coach," left his daughter Pat with a life-long love of all things...
1 year 7 months ago
Congratulations to Pat! She won the 2018 Youth Learning Institute’s Youth Development Practitioner...
1 year 10 months ago
Ok, it is nasty outside; cold, rainy and a dreary weekend day, so what does a four-year-old kid or...
1 year 11 months ago
We must do everything we can to educate people about the importance of play, especially for young...
2 years 4 weeks ago
What do you play in your community? If you are a child you may play a sport, take lessons in...
2 years 4 months ago
When people ask how old I am, I usually say eight. A couple of years ago while walking my dog Abbie...
2 years 6 months ago
Children of all ages strengthen their large motor skills by climbing, jumping, running, sliding,...
2 years 6 months ago
In an ideal world every child would get a minimum of sixty minutes of physical activity playing...
2 years 8 months ago
9th Annual Mid-Winter Play Day February 10, 2010 1pm-4pm, Volunteers 12pm-5pm Takoma Park Community...

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