Who We Are

We're Passionate About What We Do

Play with a Purpose® came into this world in 1996 as a division of Gopher Sport, a company with more than 70 years of industry experience. Just as the first years of life can be critical to the development of young children, the same can be said of businesses!

We've learned from our parent company, tested our limits and boundaries, developed skills, and grown from every experience, every adventure. Now we are out there, industry leaders ourselves! What sets us apart is excellent customer service and unique product selection. We're passionate about what we do, and it shows.

Our Focus: The Educational Importance of Play

Children learn best when fully engaged. And children are most likely to be fully engaged when playing. This simple statement of a complex truth is always at the top of our minds. Our mission is to provide engaging, innovative products that nurture growth, confidence, creativity, skill-building—in other words, play!—during those all-important early years.

Because play is reasoning, practicing, and testing, we offer proven products specifically designed to strengthen motor, cognitive, and social skills. We focus on imagination and overall well-being with every product we supply to early childhood facilities, schools, and businesses across the world. And we have fun doing it!

Children and Customers are Number One!

For over a decade, we’ve earned our customers’ trust, respect, and business by delivering high-quality products, and standing behind those products with an Unconditional 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

If you are not satisfied with any Play with a Purpose® purchase for any reason at any time, we will replace the product, credit your account, or refund your purchase price. No hassles. No restocking fees. No kidding!


Find more information about the Play with a Purpose Advantage here!

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