It’s no surprise that girlx who play sports have better standardized test results than non-athletes. Or that girlx go on to earn up to 7% higher annual wages than their non-athlete peers.
The Piedmont Recreation Department (PRD) is dedicated to promoting girlx in sports. PRD is creating a series of programs that utilize sports as a way of engaging girlx, developing their leadership skills and boosting their self-esteem. Try (it) Out Tuesdays is designed to get girlx involved in sports in a fun and supportive environment.
- Dates: July 13, 20 & 27
- When: 5:45 – 7:45 PM
- Where: Linda Beach Playfield
The Tuesday evenings will offer a variety of different sports for girlx to try:
- July 13 – Ultimate Frisbee + Track/Field
- July 20 – Flag Football + Volleyball
- July 27 – Rugby + Basketball
No matter their skill level, girlx ages 5 to 12 will have the opportunity to try various hands-on activities for each sport. Athletes can meet the coaches, ask questions and learn about opportunities in their community.
Advanced registration is preferred – https://piedmont.ca.gov/recreation
Contact Steven Chavarria at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 420-6223 for more information.
*To ensure that our community is inclusive and equitable, we are intentionally using an ‘x’ in girlx to include cis, trans, non-binary, gender non-confirming, gender queer and any female-identified individuals.
Images courtesy of Eva Phalen from 2019 Play Like a Girl event in Albany