PRD Special Events

Community building is the name of the game at PRD. Join us at one of our upcoming Special Events! Online registration is available via PRD's Community Pass website (when applicable).   

Play Like a Girl+ Piedmont*

Empowering Girls+ to Play SportsTIOTS
The City of Piedmont is hosting its third annual Play Like a Girl Piedmont event on Sunday, May 5th, at Piedmont High School's Witter Field.

It's no surprise to you that girls who play sports have better standardized test results than non athletes or that female athletes go on to earn 7% higher annual wages in their non-athlete peers. Sports also help boost self-esteem, and PRD's goal with Play Like a Girl+ is to empower, support and teach them that ANYTHING is achievable.

This event is a fun interactive day of getting girls ages 2–18 pumped up to try out new sports. Athletes and coaches from approximately 20 different sports organizations will be offering hands-on activities so girls in our community can practice pitching, throwing, hitting, shooting, and so much more!  This year's event will feature live demonstrations, professional and Olympic athletes, giveaways, and fabulous raffle prizes. 

Professional, Olympic & Paralympic Athletes

Don't miss the chance to meet the amazing athletes who will be demonstrating their sport as well as participating in the Q&A on the center stage! PLaG+ Attendees are encouraged to bring questions, wonderings and curiosities!

Dalia "La Pantera" Gomez, Professional Boxer
Dana Vollmer-Grant, 5-time Olympic Gold Medalist (Swimming)
Tamara Holmes, Professional Female Baseball Player
Bethany Zummo, 2-time Paralympic Gold Medalist (Sitting Volleyball)

New Event Features

Firefighter Fitness: The Piedmont Fire Department and Tamara Holmes of the Oakland Fire Department will host the Firefighting Fitness station so girls+ can actively see what it takes to be a firefighter!

Sports Equipment Swap: PRD has partnered with Dress Best for Less to offer a brand-new portion to the event. NEW this year — bring your gently used sports equipment (no clothing please e.g. socks, jerseys, etc.) that is too small, or your child no longer plays and take home an item for a new sport or the next size up! Each child that donates to the Sports Equipment Swap will be entered into a special raffle.

To see the event in action and get a feel for the afternoon, take a look at this promotional video with highlights from the 2023 event.

PLaG+ Event Details

Date & Time: Sunday, May 5, 2024 from 10:00 am–1:00 pm 

Ages: 2–18 Years
Location: Witter Field, Piedmont High School
Event Fee: FREE! 
available via Community Pass

Participating Sports
(check back for additional participants!)
Basketball: Piedmont High School Girls Basketball Team
Boxing: Dalia Gomez, Vertical Skillz Outreach
Fencing: PRD Fencing
Flag Football: Piedmont High School Flag Football Team & East Bay Flag Football
Golf: Ace Kids Golf
Hockey: Oakland Bears Hockey Club

Lacrosse: Skyline Lacrosse
Pickleball: Piedmont Pickleball
Roller Derby: Bay Area Derby
Rowing: Oakland Strokes
Rugby: CAL Women's Rugby Team  | IG: calwomensrugby
Running: Piedmont Junior Running Club
Sitting Volleyball: Bethany Mummo
Skateboarding: Skate Like a Girl
Softball/Baseball: Piedmont Baseball & Softball Foundation
Soccer: Piedmont Soccer & Oakland Soul/Roots
Sports Medley: ANTS SportsPiedmont Middle School Sports, Skyhawks Sports Academy
Swimming: Piedmont Swim ClubDana Vollmer-Grant
Tennis: US Tennis Association (USTA) Northern California
Track & Field: Piedmont High School Track & Field Team
Ultimate Frisbee: Bay Area Disc Association

and More!
Firefighting Fitness: Piedmont Fire Department
Cal State University East Bay: Center for Sport and Social Justice

PLaG+ Volunteer Opportunities

We have an exciting volunteer opportunity for those who have a passion for sports, looking to complete community service hours, likes to engage with the public, and/or support their local community and award-winning Recreation Department.

PRD is looking for two types of volunteers to:

Special Teams Pre/Post Event: Assist in set up and breakdown tables pop up tents and chairs, and assist recreation staff as needed before/after event.

Who is it for: Likes to set event setup, assembling and or using their hands, unavailable during event times, looking for fewer volunteer hours.

During the Event:
 Greeters to welcome attendees, assist arrivals at drop off locations, direct foot traffic to event site, T-shirt distribution, runners between stations, raffle ticket collection, and assist PRD staff as needed.

Who is it for: Enjoys engaging with the public, quick on their feet and familiar with the event space at Witter and surrounds, interested in checking out the event before/after shift, looking for more volunteer hours.

For more information about volunteer opportunities please contact Jessica Pomey. For information regarding PRD's Play Like a Girl+ event, please contact Recreation Supervisor, Eva Phalen.

Interested Volunteers: To sign up for a volunteer shift, please click HERE. Full event details will be emailed prior to the event.

THANK YOU to our Title Event Sponsor! With the generous support of Dress Best for Less, this event simply wouldn't be possible.


* To ensure that our community is inclusive and equitable, we are intentionally using a '+'to include cis, trans, non-binary, gender nonconforming, gender queer and any female-identified individuals.

3x3 Spring Basketball Tournament

putt puttGet ready for the return of the Piedmont Recreation Department's Spring 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament! Scheduled for a thrilling weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, at the Piedmont Middle School Sports Courts, this event is a must attend for all young basketball enthusiasts in 3rd through 8th Grades. Whether you've got the skills of a seasoned pro or are just in it for the love of the game, this tournament promises fun, excitement, and the spirit of competition.

The tournament welcomes boys and girls and has separate divisions to ensure fair and competitive play. Teams must have at least three players and can register up to five players to allow for substitutions. However, please note that spots are limited! Each division can only accommodate 6 teams, so we strongly recommend registering early to secure your team's spot in the tournament before the divisions reach full capacity.

Coaches or team managers should register their team. During registration you must provide the players' names on your roster.

Dates & Time: Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19, 2024 (Game Times TBA)

Grade: 3rd–8th
Location: Piedmont Middle School Sports Courts, 740 Magnolia Avenue
Event Fee: R $200  |  NR $225
available via Community Pass

Registration closes on Friday May 3rd