Increasingly, young girls are trending toward early specialization in one sport, working with private coaches, and feeling pressure to join expensive club teams. Often, they are required to travel for their sport. When met with this level of intensity, especially early on, many girls choose—or need—to opt out. We, at Girls Play Sports, appreciate the priceless value of girls participating in team sports. Our team—the staff, volunteers, and advocates—works tirelessly to give all girls the opportunity to participate, the opportunity to belong and to discover who they are to reach their full potential.
Founded in Evanston, Illinois, Girls Play Sports is a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap and fostering leadership skills and confidence in girls through participation in a wide variety of sports, regardless of their ability to pay or to play. Our Core Values are: empowerment, community, integrity, leadership, education and fun.
GPS gives girls exposure to 18 different sports through our five signature programs:
Our results demonstrate significant success:
Please see the Sponsorship Benefits Chart and Program Descriptions for more details on various sponsorship levels and the impact you can make. Thank you for your support.
Megan Livatino, Executive Director