The Playing for Power Project

An Example of How Things Change

An Example of How Things Change

“You throw like a girl!” When I was young, it was the rare and lucky girl whose Dad spent hours playing catch with them in the back yard, teaching them to rotate their upper body and follow through. My neighbor’s Dad played a lot with…

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My Five Dinner Guests

I’m sure you have heard people asked the question, “If you could have anyone to dinner, who would you invite?” People answer with preferred guests such as Jesus, Oprah, Lincoln, the Pope and others. But what if your guest list was limited to sports guests…and,…

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Moving for the Joy

Being a shy not overly brave girl as a child I found that in playing baseball with my neighborhood friends I could hit a ball with a bat and it would go far.  This brought a certain amount of prowess to my participation and I…

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Ready for Rio

We are preparing to watch the Rio Olympics now and to see all the wonderful performances by athletes from around the world.  Whether you are a soccer fan, a gymnastics expert, a fencer, or a fan of just about any summer sport, there is something…

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Why Sports Participation for Girls Is Important

Sports has so many positive impacts on a girls life. Sports helps develop movement, emotions, socialization, intelligence, coping skills and the list goes on. I am particularly interested in supporting girls in sport because I feel that boys are more apt to be involved in…

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A Girl’s First True Love

I met my first true love at five years old. My mother threw some cleats and some shin guards on me and shoved me out on a soccer field where I ran around like a lunatic and smashed into other five-year old girls and boys….

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