“Stepping out of a normal routine, finding novelty, being open to serendipity, enjoying the unexpected, embracing a little risk, and finding pleasure in the heightened vividness of life. These are all qualities of a state of play.”
― Stuart Brown, Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul
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The Black & White Ball is organized by the Palo Alto Recreation Foundation (PARF), in partnership with the City of Palo Alto and The Palo Alto Weekly. PARF is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax status. All contributions are fully tax deductible. Our tax identification number is 77-0187810. All proceeds from the Ball directly support PARF in funding a wide range of events and programs in and around the city of Palo Alto.
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