FREE Tix to TSU Lady Tigers vs. Eastern Illinois

Get Your Basketball On with Play Like a Girl!

We've teamed up with Tennessee State University Women's Basketball to give you FREE game-day tickets this Saturday, February 19th. See the Lady Tigers take on the Eastern Illinois Panthers at Gentry Center.

RSVP before tickets are gone!

Jr. NBA Conference

The Jr. NBA Conference powered by Under Armour, an annual gathering of the youth basketball community, will take place this year as a two-day virtual forum from Tuesday, May 18 - Wednesday, May 19.

The event reinforces the NBA’s commitment to connecting the global youth basketball community and developing holistic and sustainable programming that positively impacts young people both on and off the court.

Register here!

US-Mexico-Nicaragua International Sports Programming Initiative

The US-Mexico-Nicaragua International Sports Programming Initiative, organized by WorldChicago and the Women Win Foundation, is a US Department of State-sponsored exchange program that aims to promote sports as a tool for development, particularly in women's empowerment, gender equality, and youth leadership.

The program is currently looking to enroll aspiring and non-elite coaches and administrators of Girls Sports (aged 20 and over) from the United States in a virtual exchange, scheduled to run from November 6 to December 18, 2020, and a tentative in-person exchange in Chicago, scheduled to occur in May 2021.

American participants will benefit from the following perks:

  • FREE access to a series of expert-led workshops on coaching and sport administration for social change from November 6 - December 18, 2020.
  • Double-Goal Coaching Certification from the Positive Coaching Alliance at ZERO cost.
  • Meaningful cultural and professional exchanges with athletic professionals from Mexico and Nicaragua.
  • Recognition as program alumni of the US Department of State and exclusive access to alumni support resources.

If you are interested in promoting equal opportunity in sports and expanding your professional network in Latin America, apply today at:

Questions? Contact Brian Peckrill at [email protected] or Thi Nguyen at [email protected].

Play Like a Girl LIVE - Impact

It’s more important than ever to be inspired, empowered and connected.

In our run up to International Day of the Girl (October 11), we introduce Play Like a Girl LIVE – a free, interactive virtual experience to inspire, empower and keep us connected during this unprecedented time of social distancing.

With the help of a few prominent women in diverse fields, Play Like a Girl LIVE addresses topics like confidence, leadership, social justice and more—all while networking, mentoring and having a little fun!

Thursday, September 24: Impact

Looking for ways you can show up for black and brown girls—in ways that matter now? Former athlete and youth basketball coach Portia Archer shares a range of lessons from playing on the basketball court to leading in the boardroom as Chief Operating Officer of the NBA G League.


2020 WNBA Season

Check out the 2020 WNBA Season Schedule HERE!

Carwyn: Shooting for the Stars

“Potential Realized: A Mission with Impact” puts the spotlight on five amazing middle school students whose shared love of STEM and sports transcends their differences. These young women — all Play Like a Girl program participants — are true embodiments of our determination to create a world where girls believe in endless possibilities.

Meet all of our “Potential Realized” honorees here.

Name, age

Carwyn, 10


Reeves Rogers Elementary 


Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Favorite sport

Cheer, basketball

Favorite STEM subject


Words you live by

[bctt tweet="I can do anything I put my mind to. — Carwyn, age 10" username="iplaylikeagirl"]

How is she potential, realized?

Carwyn initially joined the Play Like a Girl community because of her interest in STEM, telling us “I first attended the Play Like a Girl summer camp, one of my first summer camps ever. I wanted to be involved because I liked being around girls who enjoy science just like me. It gave me an opportunity to learn about STEM.”

However, she quickly realized that Play Like a Girl is about so much more than science alone. Carwyn reports that she is “more interested in science,” and talks more to her teachers and friends about STEM. “I feel like more of a leader in the classroom,” she says. 

Carwyn loves Play Like a Girl because she enjoys being able to spend time with other girls her age while also learning about STEM and the role she can take in it. Among her favorite Play Like a Girl activities are our corporate field trips where she gets the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at local companies, engage in hands-on STEM activities and meet women (and men) in a wide range of STEM-related careers. 

Carwyn says that being afforded the opportunity to participate in Play Like a Girl programs and events has helped build her confidence, overcome her discomfort about speaking in public, and be fierce — allowing her to dream bigger and crazier than ever. “I want to work for NASA and now I know that I can,” she says. “[Play Like a Girl] makes me feel like that dream is realistic and will eventually come true.” 

Marked decline in intrinsic academic motivation occurs between the ages of 11 and 16. One of the most effective ways to maintain this motivation is through setting high goals and ambitions for the future. Girls who are able to clearly articulate their goals for the future and who maintain the belief that their goals are attainable through hard work tend to experience far less decline in academic motivation during early adolescence. 

Because Carwyn is able to consider and share her long-term goals with so much confidence, she is able to influence her peer group including her cheer team and girls in her classes to dream big and work hard in pursuit of their dreams too. She now knows that simply believing that she can do anything she puts her mind is an important catalyst for realizing her full potential. 

Play Like a Girl is helping girls like Carwyn step up, realize their dreams, and find their place as leaders in the world. 

Follow #PotentialRealized on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Play Like a Girl Honors

On November 26, 2018, Play Like a Girl will host our 8th Annual Play Like a Girl Honors in Franklin, TN.

We are thrilled that this year’s gala will feature U.S. Open finalist MADISON KEYS as our keynote speaker and recipient of the Founder's Award.

Honorary chair Trisha Yearwood and event chairs Kelly Ford and Danielle Breezy invite you to join us as we celebrate achievements in women's sports and raise funds to keep girls in the game. Our 2018 Honorees include: Coach Bart Brooks & Belmont University Women's Basketball; Kenyatta Bynoe, Spalding Vice President of Global Marketing & Partnerships; Kenisha Rhone, Director of Digital Media and Social Strategy; and, Wells Fargo Bank. We also expect appearances by some of our favorite athletes and entertainers.

Please join us by sponsoring or purchasing a table at our 8th Annual Play Like a Girl Honors. Special ticketing available for students and young professionals for a limited time. Sponsorship and underwriting starts at $2,500. All monies raised in support of the event will directly benefit Play Like a Girl and connect girls in need to sport and physical activity.

When: Monday, November 26, 2018
Time:  5 PM VIP Cocktail Reception | 6 PM Gala Arrivals & Silent Auction | 7 PM Dinner and Program
Attire: Black Tie Optional

For additional information, please contact us at [email protected].