The Play Lady's Revolution: Pat Rumbaugh from Play All Day & Let's Play America

Pat Rumbaugh is co-founder of Let’s Play America and is affectionately known by many as The Play Lady. She founded the organization TakomaPlays! in Takoma Park, Maryland in March 2009. Let’s Play America was founded to encourage people of all ages to give themselves time to play daily.

“When I play, I am happy, energized and enthusiastic, and I feel like I can take on the world,” says Pat, who is a passionate play advocate and encourages people of all ages to experience the benefits of playing. Pat was a physical education teacher and coach at the Washington International School for more than 25 years.  In 2009, she was named “All-Met Girls Tennis Coach of the Year” by the Washington Post.

Let’s Play America increases opportunities for all people to enjoy play through partnering with communities, organizations, and individuals to create locally-inspired, playful events. 

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