Play Like a Girl: The All American Experience

What is more inspiring than real-life female role models in sports?

Play Like a Girl has teamed up with the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC to host a career-inspiring experience in sports for middle and high school girls nationwide.  

Girls and their families will hear from real-life women role model whose backgrounds in sport that led them to success on and off the field of play. We will talk about the struggles and accomplishments of these inspiring women athletes as well as their own work to break social barriers and protest injustice in the world.

This free event includes a fireside chat, networking reception and photo opportunities with special guest women athletes.

An optional tour of the All American: The Power of Sports exhibit will begin at 5:00 p.m.



The National Archives celebrates the role of sports in creating, spreading, and promoting American identity with the new exhibit, All American: The Power of Sports, which opened in September 2022. The power of sports has many applications. Sports unite people, teach values, and inspire hope and pride. In the United States, sports have powered efforts to bring citizens together, shape them, and project a vision of what it means to be American. But sports convey power to athletes too—power to break social barriers and protest injustice. All American explores the power of sports both to embody our national ideals and challenge us to live up to them.

All American is free and open to the public and is on display in the Lawrence F. O'Brien Gallery of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, through January 7, 2024. This 3,000-square-foot exhibit showcases more than 75 items including original records, artifacts, and photographs. Among other exclusives, visitors can read the original Title IX policy document prohibiting sex discrimination in education (on limited display) and "meet" historic athletes who cleared roadblocks, shattered stereotypes, and paved the way for today's titans!

The National Archives Museum is home to the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. These founding documents, along with the Lawrence F. O'Brien Gallery, the Public Vaults, and the David M. Rubenstein Gallery, featuring Records of Rights, are open for visitors from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.