The 2020 Washburn Games is entirely online, with the events opening up on Thursday, October 1 for everyone to enjoy. Live events with our partners took place October 1 – October 11 but the event will be available year-round for you to enjoy!
Due to ongoing risks and concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Washburn Center decided that it would be safer and more constructive to host the event entirely online. This mitigates risk of infection and spread of the virus.
Participation in The Washburn Games is entirely FREE!
Kids have the opportunity to become a Washburn Games Champion by raising funds for Washburn Center for Children’s mission. Kids who raise $100 or more from September 1 – October 29 will have the chance to win fun prizes! Click here to set up a personalized fundraising page for your child/ren, and to track any cash/check donations.
Washburn Center for Children is Minnesota’s leading children’s mental health center that offers transformative therapy to children experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression and learning difficulties.
The nonprofit has helped Twin Cities children have happier, healthier futures since 1883. As a vital community resource, Washburn Center serves more than 3,900 children and approximately 11,800 family members each year through an array of center-based, in-home and school programs. Learn more at www.washburn.org
The Washburn Games will send several e-newsletters to registered families between the time they register and the day of the event. The newsletter will feature fun facts about the events, and information about Washburn Center and children. Finally, the e-newsletter will feature fundraising ideas and reminders to keep your family excited for the event.
For the majority of the activities, no equipment is needed. Washburn Center has made it a priority to make this event as accessible as possible, and has designed the event to be as free of any cost as possible.
No! Washburn Center has adapted this year’s Washburn Games to cover more than just sports. This includes activities that will help your child monitor their mental health and navigate the pandemic more smoothly, as well as fun family activities that can take place with siblings, parents and anyone else who is important to them.
Your child is welcome to complete as many virtual events as they would like! We will have a printable game board available if they would like to track their progress, but there’s no penalty for only participating in events that interest them the most.