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Press Release

The Strong Elevates Playmakers Leadership Council to Associate Board

Published January 21, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325, nmcelrath@museumofplay.org

The Strong is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees has voted to elevate the Play Makers Leadership Council—a volunteer group of inclusive museum ambassadors and young professionals launched in 2016—to be an associate board of the museum. In this role, the Play Makers Leadership Council serve as advocates for The Strong and the power of play, organize and plan events to support The Strong’s strategic mission, and participate in current and future campaigns for The Strong.

“The Play Makers Leadership Council members have been valuable advocates and advisers to The Strong and have taken a lead role in many activities, including the museum’s Happiest Hour fundraisers,” says Steve Dubnik, president and CEO of The Strong. “This honor of being elevated to an associate board recognizes their contributions to The Strong and their assistance in helping the museum to fulfill its mission.”

The Play Makers are looking to add more diverse perspectives and young professional voices in 2020. Anyone passionate about play and interested in supporting The Strong can email InstitutionalAdvancement@museumofplay.org for more information.

About The Strong

The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play. Together, these enable a multifaceted array of research, exhibition, and other interpretive and educational activities that serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.