Girls aren’t playing as much as they used to with the takeover of smartphones and technology. That’s why the nonprofit organization Play Like A Girl is stepping in. Play Like A Girl recognizes that playing is an important part of girlhood. Shooting hoops, taking a ballet class, or playing hopscotch allows girls to stay happy and healthy. Since 2004, Play Like A Girl has helped inspire girls in the U.S. and Canada play more by involving them in games and sports. Now, Play Like A Girl has launched an Indiegogo to fund their Pop-Up Play Day Tour, which will stop in cities across the South—where obesity is a huge issue—offering opportunities for dance, sports, hiking, biking, games, and fitness.
The tour will make 10 stops in the U.S. starting on Memorial Day 2016. If you were an all-star softball player growing up or loved riding your bike, donate to the campaign to bring back play for girls, plus get Play Like A Girl perks for your donation on Indiegogo. Use #PlayLikeAGirl to show your support for this awesome organization and for a new generation of badass young female athletes.
Images via Play Like A Girl Indiego
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Madeline Raynor is a New York City-based writer. She is a Blog Editor at BUST. She has written for Splitsider, The Billfold, Death and Taxes, Mashable, Indiewire, and Time Out New York. She loves all things Tina Fey. Word to the wise: her first name is pronounced with a long “i,” like the red-haired girl from France. Follow her on Twitter @madelineraynor_.