Girls have over 1.3 million fewer opportunities to play sports than boys.

And, only 1.1 million girls (66.5%) participate in regular physical activity compared with nearly 1.3 million boys (74.6%). Consequently, 1 in 3 girls today are overweight or obese. Life without play is a life without a shot at reaching one’s full potential. Girls who drop out of sport and physical activity, or lack access or even the confidence to try, miss the opportunity to benefit from all the things sport offers.

Our Mission

We inspire girls to play and unlock their full potential.

Our mission is to advance the health and empowerment of girls through the transformative power of sport and physical activity. To accomplish this, we leverage the collective power of women to deliver the early, positive experiences middle school girls need to develop a lifelong commitment to play. Ultimately, we endeavor to inspire a new generation of confident, healthy and successful leaders.

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Our Progress

Play Like a Girl volunteers are creating lasting change in girls’ lives, their communities and their world.



Everyday women coach everyday girls while teaching valuable life lessons.



Girls enjoy sport, physical activity and active play in a supportive all-girl environment.



Play Like a Girl Clubs and Pop-Up Play Days reach thousands annually.

How you can help


Every Club Program and Pop-Up Play Day is led by local volunteers.


Women in sport are role models to girls in their communities.


Girls thrive when they're confident and healthy. Corporations make it possible.

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When Girls Thrive, Communities Thrive.Sport & Physical Activity Are Just the Beginning.

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