Play Like a Girl Launches National Ambassadors Program

Play Like a Girl Launches National Ambassadors Program with

Two-time NFL Super Bowl Champion Jonathan Jones As Its First Male Ally

Ambassadors will enable Play Like a Girl to reach a broader audience of future women leaders in its effort to level the playing field in sport and STEM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 31, 2023) — Play Like a Girl announces the launch of its new Ambassadors Program to commemorate National Mentoring Month. The Nashville-based, woman-led organization is working to close the gender gap in competitive, male-dominated fields like science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 

While some progress has been made over the past few years, there is still work to do. Women remain vastly underrepresented in STEM despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce. Women have made gains – from 8 percent of STEM workers in 1970 to 27 percent in 2019 – but men still dominate these fields. Men make up 52 percent of the U.S. workforce but 73 percent of all STEM workers. 

The Play Like a Girl Ambassadors program brings together women volunteers and male allies across a wide range of sport and STEM careers to serve as visible, touchable role models for middle school girls. New England Patriots cornerback #31 Jonathan Jones leads the way as the first male to step into the official role of Play Like a Girl Ambassador. In December 2022, Jones joined six fellow NFL players across the league who wore custom Play Like a Girl cleats in Week 13 games to reflect their passion off the field and to raise awareness about the organization’s life-changing mission as part of the NFL’s ‘My Cause, My Cleats’ campaign. 

“Change is a team sport,” said Play Like a Girl founder and CEO, Dr. Kimberly Clay. “I am thrilled to welcome these Ambassadors as teammates in our efforts to create positive and lasting change for girls and women everywhere. Together, we can provide girls with the connections, knowledge, and support they need to realize their full potential.”

Play Like a Girl was originally established in 2004 as an event series aimed at decreasing physical inactivity in girls through sport and active play and has since evolved into a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to inspire girls everywhere to reach their full potential, on and off the field of play.

The nonprofit takes an innovative and immersive approach to its mission to level the playing field for girls, combining mentorship opportunities with real-world industry exposure, skills training, personal development workshops, college visits, and sporting events. This combination has proved highly successful. After participating in a Play Like a Girl program, 85 percent of mentees expressed increased confidence in their STEM skills, and more than 90 percent of mentees reported interest in a STEM career.

“As an ally, I challenge men in my sport to make space for women to succeed in this field and in other male-dominated spaces,” said Jones. “Encouraging girls and women to pursue their interests is important. My goal is to show how boys and men can support girls and women entering historically male spaces and careers, and level the playing field to allow for equality for all."

Ambassadors will enable Play Like a Girl to reach a broader audience of future women leaders through targeted social media campaigns, blog content, and direct engagement with girls in formal and informal spaces. Participants in the Ambassador program will have the opportunity to collaborate with Play Like a Girl staff to host events in their own communities, including the popular Play Like a Girl Field Day. The program is designed to be easy-to-access and customizable to the unique interests of ambassadors and their community. Jones, who himself is a girl dad, will host an all-girls flag football league in his hometown of Carrollton, Georgia, this summer.

The inaugural class of Play Like a Girl Ambassadors can be found here.

To apply to be an ambassador, visit https://iplaylikeagirl.org/ambassador. New Ambassadors will be announced on a rolling basis.

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About Play Like a Girl

Play Like a Girl!® is on a bold mission to level the playing field by leveraging the skills girls gain from sport to propel young women into competitive, male-dominated careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). To accomplish this, Play Like a Girl programs harness the collective power of women volunteers and male allies to unite around gender inequality and the critical role they play in inspiring the next generation of women leaders. Play Like a Girl is a volunteer-led national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by an active volunteer Board of Directors. Play Like a Girl has impacted over 50,000 girls worldwide since its founding in 2004, directly benefiting nearly 1,250 girls and women annually. For more information, visit iplaylikeagirl.org, and follow @iplaylikeagirl on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Play Like a Girl and Belmont University team up for Hour of Code

CS Education Week to kickoff coding clubs

Play Like a Girl and Belmont University’s Department of Computer Science have teamed up to host Hour of Code – a free, live mentoring event that aims to teach basic coding skills to middle school girls in Nashville during the first week of December and will continue to reach more students throughout 2023. 

To help raise awareness of the value of coding for girls and women across Nashville, Belmont University students and faculty are co-hosting the 10th annual Hour of Code event. This year’s program will kick off Play Like a Girl’s newest edition of Girls Who Code (GWC) Clubs at STRIVE Collegiate Academy in the Donelson area. 

GWC Clubs are after-school programs designed to create a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models for 6-8th grade students using computer science to change the world. Clubs are completely free and offer fun activities through a flexible curriculum that adapts to girls’ unique needs. This year, all Play Like a Girl GWC Clubs will be hybrid – with some sessions held in-person and some entirely online.

“The support of Belmont students and faculty is instrumental in our effort to engage young women in computer science,” said Dr. Kimberly Clay, founder and CEO of Play Like a Girl. “Today, computer science provides a basic foundation for all careers. Thanks to these volunteers, we will be able to introduce 35 STRIVE students to coding this year.”

Play Like a Girl closing gap in computer science

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by 2031, there will be an additional 682,800 new jobs in computer science available and only 57,343 new computer science graduates annually with the skills to apply for those jobs. Computer science is the fastest growing profession within STEM+, but only 8% of STEM+ graduates earn a computer science degree, with a tiny minority from underprivileged backgrounds.

While significant gains have been made in teaching computer science in schools, only 51% of high schools in the U.S. teach computer science according to a 2021 report on the State of Computer Science Education. In addition, Black and Hispanic students, students receiving free and reduced lunch, and students from rural areas are less likely to attend a school that provides access to this critical subject.

Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts worldwide.

Registration for this year’s Hour of Code mentoring event is free and open to the public at https://iplaylikeagirl.org/events/.

The 2022 Hour of Code event co-hosted by Play Like a Girl and Belmont University can be followed online via @iplaylikeagirl and @belmontcsm or by searching #HourOfCode and #ReadyforAnyField on Instagram or Twitter.


Play Like a Girl Honored As U.S. Soccer 2022 SheBelieves Ambassador

PLAY LIKE A GIRL HONORED AS U.S. SOCCER 2022 SHEBELIEVES AMBASSADOR

Play Like a Girl Joins Network of Nonprofit Organizations Working Across Sectors and The Nation To Positively Impact Girls & Women

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (Feb. 23, 2022) – Play Like a Girl has been selected by the U.S. Soccer Federation as a 2022 SheBelieves Ambassador. This special program unites and elevates nonprofit organizations embodying the SheBelieves mission of inspiring and empowering girls and young women.  

U.S. Soccer is the governing body of the sport of soccer in the United States and oversees 24 National Teams, including the four-time FIFA Women’s World Cup Champions, the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Play Like a Girl leverages sport to build a diverse pipeline of young women in competitive, male-dominated fields including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by helping more than 1,250 girls annually to build confidence and leadership skills during their critical middle school years.

Through the SheBelieves Ambassadors program, Play Like a Girl will work directly with the Federation to showcase each other’s mission, people, initiatives, and resources, to positively impact girls and women.

“We enjoyed being a member of the inaugural class of SheBelieves Ambassadors and are excited to continue our work to level the playing field for girls and women in soccer,” said Dr. Kimberly Clay, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Play Like a Girl. “Together, we will ensure that underserved girls and girls of color have equal access and opportunity to reach their full potential.”

Play Like a Girl was part of the inaugural class of SheBelieves Ambassadors in 2021 and returns again this year. SheBelieves Ambassadors operate across a variety of sectors including the arts, STEM, education, community development, and professional development. Together, they support girls and women from diverse or underserved communities.

The shared theme reflects U.S. Soccer’s commitment to championing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) and using its platforms to amplify national conversations fostering DEIB.

“SheBelieves Ambassadors are doing extraordinary work for girls and women who are too often overlooked, underrepresented, or underserved,” said U.S. Soccer President, Cindy Parlow Cone. “We are honored to welcome and celebrate this year’s class of SheBelieves Ambassadors, who align with both our SheBelieves mission to empower girls and young women and U.S. Soccer’s core principles of advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Where our U.S. Women’s National Team inspire us on the field, these organizations inspire us off of it.”

As part of the SheBelieves Ambassadors program, Play Like a Girl will connect with fellow Ambassadors, be promoted across U.S. Soccer’s extensive social media network – including a spotlight feature on a female staff member or beneficiary – and will be featured on scoreboards and in-venue announcements at the final match of the 2022 SheBelieves Cup, presented by Visa. Ambassadors will also enjoy complimentary access to the SheBelieves Summit, presented by Deloitte, and creatively work with U.S. Soccer and Federation staff on bespoke collaborations meeting the nonprofits’ current needs. This year’s class will also participate in a three-part capacity-building series focused on organizational and professional development topics of their choosing.

The SheBelieves Ambassadors program recognizes the critical role nonprofits and their staffs have in impacting lives and affect positive cultural change. Ambassadors are announced each year around U.S. Soccer’s SheBelieves Cup, one of the world’s premier annual international women’s soccer tournaments.

IN ADDITION TO PLAY LIKE A GIRL, THE 2022 SHEBELIEVES AMBASSADORS INCLUDE:

  • Black Girls Code - Building pathways for young women of color to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders and creators by introducing them to skills in computer programming and technology.
  • Brown Girls Do Ballet - Promoting diversity in the arts through annual scholarships, a mentor network, and community programs to empower young girls, and increasing participation of underrepresented populations in ballet programs through ballet performances, photo exhibitions, and resources.
  • Esperanza UnitedMobilizing Latinas and Latin@ communities to end gender-based violence through supporting Latin@ survivors, families, and communities to gain greater safety, connectedness, and self-sufficiency.
  • National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) - Empowering LGBTQ Asians and Pacific Islanders through capacity building, policy and advocacy advancing intersectional justice and equity, ensuring LGBTQ API representation in research and resources, and supporting a federation of grassroots community organizations.
  • PowerPlay - Advancing the lives of girls through sports and helping them grow physically, emotionally, and academically stronger through confidence-building athletics and play.
  • She’s The First (STF) – Fighting for a world where every girl chooses her own future, by teaming up with grassroots organizations across the globe to make sure girls everywhere are educated, respected, and heard.
  • U.S. Soccer Foundation - Providing underserved communities access to innovative play spaces and programs that instill hope and foster well-being, while increasing girls’ and women’s participation through the Foundation’s United for Girls initiative.

ABOUT SHEBELIEVES

SheBelieves is a platform that encourages girls and women of all ages to accomplish their goals and dreams, in sports and beyond. SheBelieves was originally launched in the run-up to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and has since evolved into a special series of events and programming that bring a powerful message of empowerment and that of believing in yourself into communities across the nation.

ABOUT PLAY LIKE A GIRL

Play Like a Girl!® is a 501(c)3 charitable organization founded on the belief that girls given the opportunity to play on a team become women with the confidence to stand on their own. We envision a world where the playing field is level and every girl reaches her full potential. An organization for girls by girls, Play Like a Girl is on a mission to leverage the skills girls gain from sport to build a diverse pipeline of young women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). To accomplish this, we collaborate with schools, corporations and other partner organizations to deliver a coordinated, multi-year program model through which middle school girls experience practical lessons in leadership and engage in hands-on STEM education through the lens of a confidence-building curriculum, while being exposed to inspiring women role models and mentors. Play Like a Girl is a Black, woman-founded and led organization governed by an active volunteer Board of Directors  - because we know real change is a team sport. Since inception in 2004, the Nashville-based organization has benefited more than 50,000 girls and women in the United States and across the world. To join our squad, visit iplaylikeagirl.org, and follow @iplaylikeagirl on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


'Hack with Hadley' at the 2022 Women's Leadership Summit

Win a Chance to be Mentored by Game Changing Women! 

Read below to learn how you and middle school girls in your life can be a part of the 2nd annual Play Like a Girl Women's Leadership Summit on March 8th.

This #InternationalWomensDay, inspiring women role models, mentors and more are coming together to launch Ready for Any Field, a new campaign inspiring girls to realize their full potential, whether it’s math, science, sports, or the arts.

Women make up half of the total college-educated workforce in the U.S., but constitute only 25 percent of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. Ready for Any Field is Play Like a Girl's national campaign celebrating women who are leading the way in the world of STEM to encourage girls to pursue their passions in these competitive, male-dominated fields.

The 2022 Women’s Leadership Summit will bring together a community of inspiring and innovative visionaries whose ambitious actions are changing the world at unprecedented scale. Across industries and generations, the gathering spotlights how leading women are navigating monumental change by unlocking opportunities for women and girls in Nashville and beyond.

Featuring keynote conversations and dynamic panel discussions, the Women's Leadership Summit will convene a diverse range of female luminaries from the worlds of business, media, entertainment and education. The half-day event will unlock new thinking and expand perspectives while also creating an intimate community for women ascending within their careers and expanding their sphere of influence through intimate networking and mentoring moments.

We'll be taking the stage and chatting live with young innovators Samaira Mehta and Medha Aiyah about how they're using STEM in ways you'd never expect, and catching a bunch of behind-the-scenes moments gushing with girl power.

We love to design and build creative projects and see STEM at work! For this year's Summit, we've partnered with Play Like a Girl participant Hadley Hall (pictured here) and mother-daughter engineering duo Dr. Teresa & Trinity Vasquez to showcase how cool STEM can be. And we're getting crafty with a cool DIY project during a special Hack with Hadley segment!

To register for the hybrid experience, visit iplaylikeagirl.org/summit, and make sure you're following along on Instagram (@iplaylikeagirl) and YouTube (Play Like a Girl TV) to tag along for all the fun!

 

Win a chance to be mentored by game changing women in Nashville! Tell us how sport has prepared you to succeed in any field by submitting your original photos, videos or art via Instagram or Twitter using #ReadyforAnyField. No purchase necessary. Void in AK & HI and where prohibited. Open to legal residents of 48 contiguous US & DC. Starts 2/21/22; ends 2/28/22.


Women's Leadership Summit - Ready, Set, Go!

How will you celebrate International Women's Day?!

Join us for the Play Like a Girl Women's Leadership Summit: Ready Set Go!, a hybrid conference experience inspired by our popular girls' mentoring program, Meet + Mentor. We will host a 4-hour digital event before a live audience on Tuesday, March 8 starting at 2pm ET/1pm CT/11am PT shining a light on women role models who are breaking barriers and inspiring the next generation.

In early 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, our team leaned in with innovative online experiences authentic to our brand DNA. Among them is our Meet + Mentor program which was created to connect girls with positive women role models and mentors from diverse backgrounds and fields who are paving the way for future generations of trailblazing leaders.

It is now more important than ever to elevate these women to inspire the next generation. This International Women’s Day, we will continue to inspire girls and women across the U.S. by spotlighting prominent role models, trailblazers and influencers including meteorologist and amateur golfer, Kristina Shalhoup; healthcare executive, Dr. Shanell McGoy; young tech entrepreneurs, Samaira Mehta and Medha Aiyah and many more.

This curated event includes three inspiring, interactive and educational sessions featuring women role models and fun, compelling interactive content specially designed for women and girls. The event will also feature live conversations with attendees across the country, stories of transformation, an at-home networking experience, and talks with thought leaders who are helping women and girls prepare to lead - on and off the field of play.

Now in its second year, the Women's Leadership Summit is part of our ongoing commitment to level the playing field for girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The cross-generational experience will explore two important themes underpinning our year-long social marketing campaign, Ready for Any Field:

  • If She Can See It, She Can Be It: Why Role Models Matter
  • Ready for Any Field: Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in STEM

Donations and ticket sales from the Summit will help fund the Meet + Mentor program for middle school girls in Nashville. Additionally, funds will help us create and pilot a digital Play Like a Girl curriculum to be made accessible to girls and women nationwide through campus and corporate chapters launching in 2023. The curriculum will focus on confidence, college readiness and STEM careers.

To join the hybrid conference experience, visit www.iplaylikeagirl.org/summit to register. With ticketing options for digital ($35) or live, in-person ($125) access, you can select the option that best fits your schedule.

The digital event will be hosted as a Zoom Meeting and live streamed on Play Like a Girl's Facebook and YouTube channels. The event will remain available for on demand viewing across all platforms through the duration of Women's History Month.

The live event will culminate with a special cocktail hour featuring our signature Play Like a Girl Executive Auction. This one-of-a-kind auction is made possible by top leaders and senior executives from companies like Asurion, Bridgestone Americas, HCA, and others who graciously donate their time to be auctioned off to raise funds in support of our work.

Sarah Patton of Social Bliss Events, a Nashville-based event production company, has collaborated with Play Like a Girl to create and deliver this state-of-the-art hybrid Summit experience.

Follow @iplaylikeagirl on social media to join in the celebration using hashtags #ReadyforAnyField and #ReadySetGo22.

Media interested in additional information can email press@iplaylikeagirl.org.

 


Play Like a Girl Screening of Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

Drac and the Pack are back, like you’ve never seen them before in the NEW Hotel Transylvania sequel.

It’s coming to Amazon Prime on January 14th but we’ve got an exclusive opportunity for your family to see a special screening of the new film on Wednesday, January 12th at 7pm CST—from your home and personal device. Reunite with your favorite monsters for an all-new adventure that presents Drac (Brian Hull) with his most terrifying task yet. 

When Van Helsing’s (Jim Gaffigan) mysterious invention, the 'Monsterification Ray,’ goes haywire, Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny (Andy Samberg) becomes a monster! In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster, must team up and race across the globe to find a cure before it’s too late, and before they drive each other crazy.

With help from Mavis (Selena Gomez) and the hilariously human Drac Pack, the heat is on to find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent.

Register to win a pass to the COVID-safe virtual screening of Hotel Transylvania on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

We recommend using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge as your browser for the best experience. Accessing the contest via your mobile device may result in loading issues. Desktop is the preferred entry method.

What you win: Access to a virtual screening of Hotel Transylvania on January 12, 2022.

How to enter: Complete the online registration form at iplaylikeagirl.org/events/hotel-transformania.

CLAIM YOUR PASS


‘Tis The Season of Giving

'Tis better to give than receive, as the old adage goes. And at no time of year do we feel this more passionately than the holidays! The spirit of giving is everywhere. People are a little kinder, a little more generous, and a little more willing to help others.

That means it’s time to mark your calendar for Play Like a Girl’s annual 12 Days of Giving, a 12-day bonanza of giving, sharing, and promoting social good. 

Each day, starting November 30 (also #GivingTuesday), a new gift will be opened and our social media fans and followers will be invited to enter to win something marvelous. It’s all a surprise, and gifts include 12 amazing items including the season’s hottest electronics. Each was hand-picked by our founder and CEO Dr. Kim, and we hope you will love them too!

Throughout the campaign, we also will promote ways for you to give. Our goal is to raise over $10,000 to launch a new Play Like a Girl Club -  free to middle school students at STRIVE Collegiate Academy, as well as enlist the help of hundreds of passionate social media fans and followers globally to help spread awareness. 

The intent is not only to show support for this program, but also to illustrate the power of social media for social good and the massive impact thousands of small, meaningful gifts can have when used collectively.

How can you help? First, please share this on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and email. 

And if you can, please make a small (or huge!) donation at https://iplaylikeagirl.org/campaign/day-of-giving/ or start your own fundraising campaign to support our new Play Like a Girl Club launching at STRIVE Collegiate Academy next month. 

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To enter the contest, there are a few things you’ve got to do:

  1. First: You must like @IPLAYLIKEAGIRL on Instagram!
  2. Second: Each day, we will announce a new gift on our Instagram page. Check our in-feed posts and IG Stories. Read the caption and follow the instructions. That’s it!
  3. Third: Share! Ok, this isn’t required, but it is a fun campaign, so why not?!

Happy Holidays!

 

Disclaimer: There are no substitutions or exchanges for prizes. On days where there is more than one gift to receive, items will be issued to winners at random. Many gifts are time-sensitive so please check the comments for winner announcements so we can get your mailing address. That said, do not publicly post your mailing address! We will get it from you via direct message, text or email. Questions about the contest or our generous donors? Email us at info [at] iplaylikeagirl [dot] org.


We’re Celebrating Our 17th Birthday

We Are Greater, Together

Thank You for making us who we are. Our story began in 2004 in Birmingham, Alabama—it’s unbelievable how we have grown from one event a year to welcoming hundreds of girls across the United States to our programs, events and online almost every day of the year.

We’re looking forward to what’s next for Play Like a Girl—working together with our partners, parents, schools and supporters including YOU to level the playing field for girls.

And after 17 years, we know better than ever that we are greater, together!

Leveling the Playing Field

Nashville, Tennessee is now home to Play Like a Girl. Located in the heart of the south, our city is also a hub for healthcare, music and technology where brilliant women and men are creating, innovating and changing the world. And so are we. 

Our founder and CEO Dr. Kim and the Board of Directors are working to find solutions for some of the biggest challenges facing girls today. Our work connects middle school girls with women (in both STEM and non-STEM careers) across our community and the nation who aspire to help us reach our goals. 

Inspiring Play and Unlocking Potential

We envision a world where the playing field is level and every girl reaches her full potential. We know it’s possible. But we know we can’t do it alone. It takes all of us, from our SQUAD to everyday role models like you to the mentors in our afterschool programs and beyond.

So we can’t celebrate 17 years without thanking you! 

 

Building an Inclusive World

Diversity, equity and inclusion are an inherent part of our brand DNA, inspiring our work and driving innovation—in our programs, our events, our stories on the blog and new ways we bring the Play Like a Girl experience to you and girls in your life wherever you are.

Celebrating Our Growth

Explore a curated collection of key moments of Play Like a Girl history by visiting (or revisiting!) our Facebook page—where we’ve catalogued the iconic events, people and places that helped to shape who we have become.

Then, bring your excitement into the next 17 years! Join the Play Like a Girl SQUAD today with a recurring monthly donation of $50 or more.

Join HERE: iplaylikeagirl.org/join.


Play Like a Girl Named U.S. Soccer SheBelieves Ambassador

When girls and women succeed, we all succeed

As anyone who has ever played a team sport knows, when we work together, we can achieve more. That’s the concept behind the newly launched SheBelieves Ambassadors program, a U.S. Soccer initiative that is elevating and uniting 10 nonprofits, organizations and individuals dedicated to positively impacting girls and women—including ours.

As a SheBelieves Ambassador, Play Like a Girl will be able to highlight the important work we’re doing for girls and women to a much broader audience (i.e. fans of the incredible U.S. Women’s National Team). We’ll learn from and share what we know with the other change-makers in the program. And, we’ll be able to amplify our ability to inspire and empower girls and women through the work we do—because that’s the mission of SheBelieves, too.

“SheBelieves compliments our efforts at Play Like a Girl to leverage sport to develop girls' confidence and competitive edge -- both on and off the field of play,” says Dr. Kimberly Clay, Play Like a Girl CEO and founder. “Together with the U.S. Soccer Federation and the U.S. Women's National Team, we are working to accelerate women's careers by starting when girls are most impressionable and motivated.” 

Play Like a Girl joins nine other ambassadors, spanning sports, STEM, the arts and professional development. More than half of the organizations focus on serving girls and women in underserved or minority communities.

While this is the first year for the Ambassadors program, SheBelieves got its start in 2015, as a nod to the inspiring U.S. Women’s National Team and the incredible success they had that year. (Need a reminder? They played like girls -- and won the World Cup!)

It wasn’t luck, but dedication, teamwork and perseverance that led the team to success. And in turn, that success has inspired a new generation of girls and women to believe that their dreams, on the field and beyond, are attainable.

The launch of the ambassador program coincides with the SheBelieves Cup, a four-team international invitational that kicks off this week.

Check out the schedule and where to catch the action.

 

 


You Did It! You Raised Over $55,000.

That's right - together, we exceeded our year-end fundraising goal of $37,800. And, we can't thank you enough for your support this holiday season and throughout our most financially difficult year ever.

You never backed down. In fact, you bravely stepped up to help us make good on our mission over and over again - month after month.

Because of you, the girls we serve at Play Like a Girl will never be the same. They will again have the opportunity to dream big, build their confidence and gain the leadership skills needed to make their dreams a reality.

Thank you for your generosity and continued partnership. We hope you will engage more deeply in our work in 2021. You can see what we're doing and invite your network to join you as a member of our SQUAD.

Together, we will blaze new trails! Ready. Set. Go!

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