Interested in getting your brand involved?

Our most successful partnerships span a multi-year life cycle and involve a number of different strategies. Here are a handful of ways your brand can partner with Play Like a Girl and have an incredible impact on the lives of girls:


Contribute to Play Like a Girl operations, programs or the tools that make our work possible.



Rally your employees and customers to fundraise and help spread the word.



Help shine a bigger spotlight on the sport and physical activity crisis and the impact of our work.


Corporate Sponsorship

We are grateful for the leadership and support of our partners and sponsors who are deeply committed to our mission and make our work possible. We arm our Corporate Sponsors with customizable creative assets, so their marketing can help spread the Play Like a Girl message and bring play to girls in need everywhere.

Catchafire and Executives in Action are committed to matching talented individuals with meaningful pro bono experiences in order to build capacity for social good organizations. We are honored to be partnering with them to connect more girls with the Play Like a Girl experience. From measuring outcomes to planning for growth, pro bono professionals from Catchafire and Executives in Action have been a key partner in the thoughtful implementation of this important work.

In June 2016, First Lady Michelle Obama convened 5,000 leaders for the first United State of Women Summit, making headlines and sparking conversations about gender equality across the world. Continuing that momentum, Civic Nation has partnered with Play Like a Girl to host a special Equality Forum on Girls and Women in Sports. Scheduled for National Girls & Women in Sports Day (February 1, 2017), the event will give the megaphone to those spearheading change and allow for a deeper discussion of the issue of gender equality in sports. The forum will be streamed live for the larger United State of Women community.

ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports, supports our commitment to grow and scale nationwide. Funding from the media giant will be used to recruit a national Board of Directors and develop more strategic leadership within the organization to improve our efforts to expose more girls to sports.

Play Like a Girl is proud to work with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) to bring quality sports programming to all girls, regardless of ability, and encourage opportunities for them to lead a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. In partnership with PCFSN, Play Like a Girl integrates the I Can Do It, You Can Do It! program into existing curricula to help improve the health and fitness of girls with disabilities.

Since its inception, Hands On Nashville has educated and mobilized volunteers to take action that changes the world. Play Like a Girl has partnered with Hands On Nashville to put people at the center of change and connect them to quality volunteer opportunities through our programs and events.

Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities (PESC) funded the very first Play Like a Girl sports program in Dallas, Texas. We are excited to continue our collaboration with PESC to expand Play Like a Girl sports programming across the city. Together, we are bringing girls the kind of high quality sports experience, complete with opportunities for team participation and the chance to take on new challenges, that boosts confidence, builds potential and benefits girls on and off the field.

Play Like a Girl is delighted to have been selected by the Sports Fund of The Community Fund of Middle Tennessee as a partner in their “Playing It Forward” initiative. The Sports Fund supports our after-school sports clubs, providing new and gently used sporting equipment to the hundreds of middle school girls we serve each year. The Sports Fund leverages its relationships with high school and professional sports teams to raise gear at games throughout the year.

Play Like a Girl uses Learning Guides from the STEM in Sports program sponsored by Time Warner Cable to connect more girls to professional women mentors in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in sports. Aspiring teachers of STEM volunteer their time to empower girls, raising their confidence and helping deepen their interest and understanding of STEM in sports through hands-on learning activities. Through interactive experiences, girls learn how the principles of STEM affect everything about the game — from the anatomy of a soccer ball, the speed of a tennis player’s swing, the math behind scoring and the evolution of athletic apparel.

Play Like a Girl is a proud partner of Toyota USA and shares their commitment to supporting, inspiring and celebrating courageous women and girls to help them go places they never even imagined possible. Funding from Toyota USA supports after-school programming for girls in Nashville and at our Dallas affiliate, empowering girls to become confident leaders and evoke positive change through sport. We also are delighted to celebrate our Founder and President Dr. Kimberly Clay, who was presented the Toyota Everyday Heroes Award at the 2014 ESPNW Women + Sports Summit.

Our partnership with Volunteer Now and VeriFYI helps us ensure the safety of girls participating in Play Like a Girl programs. Through this partnership, we are able to offer a comprehensive criminal background check before hiring staff or volunteers.

Generous funding from Sam’s Club and Walmart facilities across Nashville will enable girls from underserved communities to participate in innovative, active and engaging Play Like a Girl programs. This funding will expand the reach of our Pop-Up Play Days by enabling the launch of three new community events, which will provide access to sport for approximately 1,500 more Nashville students in 2017.

The Women’s Sports Foundation and espnW funds Play Like a Girl’s efforts to increase participation and retention of African-American and Hispanic girls in sport through its Sports 4 Life initiative. A part of our after-school clubs program for middle school girls, this program is designed to make sports more accessible for girls in underserved communities. This partnership gives girls in need the chance to learn the foundational benefits of sports, such as leadership, confidence, self-esteem and perseverance.

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