New National Board of Directors Announced

NASHVILLE, TN, April 7, 2017 — Play Like a Girl, a Nashville-based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing the health and empowerment of girls and women through sport and physical activity, today announced its new National Board of Directors and the establishment of its Executive Leadership Council for the 2017-19 term. The new board was elected after a three-month nationwide search supported by ESPNW, Board Source and Board Member Connect. The board will be led by Chair-Elect, Christy Pruitt-Haynes, a human resources executive and Nashville native. Members of the Play Like a Girl Board of…

Berry Lovers… It’s National Strawberry Day!

They may not be your traditional flying figurines in capes, but strawberries are DEFINITELY superfoods. They help control the metabolic rate, fight cancer, regulate blood pressure and prevent inflammation (high-five for heart health!), and whiten teeth. Who knew, right? For National Strawberry Day on February 27th, try one of our favorite healthy strawberry recipes and share one of your favorites with us in the comment section so we can all try your tasty treat at home. If you’re a lot like me, then you understand the struggle when you constantly crave sweets. Attempting to find snacks other…

National Girls & Women in Sports Day Recap

Last week, we celebrated National Girls & Women in Sports Day in the most Play Like a Girl-est way possible: with The United State of Women Empowerment Forum on Confidence, Leadership & Playing Like a Girl at First Tennessee Park. They shut down their club facility for a private soiree (Ooh la la!) just for Play Like a Girl supporters. So, of course, we partied it up—big time. From 9 to 11:30 a.m., girls and women mixed, mingled and stargazed with the help of an exclusive meet-and-greet with pro fast pitcher Monica Abbott, Olympians Michelle Carter and Kara Lynn Joyce, and other…

Expanding Opportunities for Girls in Sports

National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) began in 1987 as a special day in our nation’s capital to recognize women’s sports. The day united premiere organizations and elite female athletes to bring national attention to the promise of girls and women in sports. In 1987, NGWSD also served as a remembrance of Olympic volleyball player, Flo Hyman, for her athletic achievements and dedication to promoting equality for women’s sports; Hyman died of Marfan’s Syndrome in 1986. NGWSD has since evolved into an event to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes, the positive…