Welcome to SPORTY GIRL BOOKS. At SPORTY GIRL, we want to give all girls the chance to love, watch, play, read, and write about any sport that interests them. We look forward to the day when the words, "You play like a girl," is the biggest compliment anyone can receive.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Today is #GivingTuesday. A wonderful way to give back this year is to help one of the following organizations that work to promote girls in sports.

Sporty Girls, Inc (no connection to this blog) seeks to encourage minority girls age 8 - 18 to participate and achieve success in non-traditional sports. Sporty Girls will expose young women to golf, soccer, swimming, and tennis while building good character and lifestyle skills.

The Women's Sports Foundation is currently running a Travel Camp; Training Fundraiser for female athletes who need your help. Since 1984, WSF has provided grants to more than 4,000 women including figure skater Michelle Kwan, the U.S. Women's Water Polo, Softball and Boxing Teams, gymnast Gabby Douglas and swimmer Mallory Weggemann, many of whom have gone on to win national and world championships, Olympic and Paralympic medals, and provide inspiration to millions of girls and boys around the world. Current athletes (Dream Makers) are raising funds for future athletes (Dream Chasers).

More globally, Skateistan helps to empower girls and working youth in Afghanistan through skateboarding. Once the kids are hooked on skateboarding, the organization provides programming in education and leadership.

Baseball for All is a wonderful organization that promotes women in baseball. They use the money for scholarships and providing other opportunities for girls to follow their dreams.

There is also an exciting opportunity to support Dreamcatchers Woman's Professional Baseball. From their website: The Dreamcatchers is a women's professional baseball club inspiring girls and boys to follow their dreams. All of our players are committed to being community role models and serving as baseball ambassadors. With the Dreamcatchers leading the way, girls will know they have a place in this great game...

Do you know of other organizations for girl and woman sports that need support? Make sure to tell us about it in the comments.

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