If you parent or coach a girl in middle or high school, then you might want to know everything about the 2018 Play Like a Girl Summit.

The two-day Nashville event will take place Friday, Feb 16, and Saturday, Feb 17 at Belmont University. The event will bring together fearless women from business, education, sports and media to inspire the next generation of female game changers. Using the power of film, storytelling and conversations, attendees will be inspired by examples of confidence and resilience embodied by female athletes and executives as well as gain practical life skills.

On Feb 16, attendees will experience a special film screening of MIND/GAME: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw, where they’ll hear from the WNBA champion about her fight back from mental illness and get self-care tips from psychotherapist David Pearl. And on Day 2, attendees will hear from amazing speakers including pro athletes AJ Andrews and Chamique Holdsclaw, Titans wives Ryann Casey and Alex Jones, sports journalists Madison Blevins, Jessica Bliss, Dawn Davenport and more.

Attendees will also get the opportunity to participate in small-group, mentoring sessions with influential women executives including Nashville Soccer Club’s Lindsey Paola, Predators’ Laurie Scott, Titans’ Tina Tuggle, Sounds’ Destiny Whitmore and Pro Fastpitch’s Gaye Lynn Wilson.

Others scheduled to speak include Belmont University’s Dr. Sybril Brown and Scott Corley, Author Dr. Robin Martin and members of the Play Like a Girl Board of Directors Christy Pruitt-Haynes, Kenisha Rhone, Nailah Ellis Timberlake and Cecelia Townes.

And of course, it wouldn’t be a Play Like a Girl event without some fun — there will also be a rockout workout with Nashville POUND Pro Allie Lamb and a surprise musical performance too.

“By age 14, girls drop out of sport at nearly twice the rate of boys despite increasing recognition that sport participation helps build confidence, teach teamwork and develop leadership skills. Plus, girls who participate in organized sports have greater social and economic mobility, are less likely to use drugs and perform better in school,” said Dr. Kimberly Clay, President/CEO of Play Like a Girl. “The Summit is specially designed to empower girls to get off the sidelines and get in the game–both on and off the field of play,” noted Clay.

Now in its third year, the Play Like a Girl Summit continues its mission to lead the movement to keep girls in the game, uniting middle and high school girls with women across all industries and at every level around the issues that matter most. Along with amplifying the conversation around the long-term benefits of sports, Play Like a Girl will continue to push for change on issues such as equal pay and diversity while also celebrating the badass women who are changing what it means to ‘play like a girl’ by kicking balls, breaking nets, and lifting other women.

You can check out the full schedule of events at the 2018 Play Like a Girl Summit here. Tickets to the Summit are on sale now: All-Access tickets (which includes the Feb 16 and 17 events) cost $50; just the Friday film screening and panel discussion (Feb 16 event) costs $15. Lunch and parking are also included in the all-access ticket price.

Can’t make it to the Summit? Join the movement by tuning in live on our Facebook page starting at 9:00am CST Feb. 17 or follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using hashtag #IPLAYLIKEAGIRL. For more info, sign-up here.

For more information on tickets and event updates, visit PLAGSummit18.eventbrite.com. And join the conversation with the hashtag #IPLAYLIKEAGIRL, and follow @iplaylikeagirl on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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