GoGirlGo! Gets Baton Rouge Girls Moving

This summer, over three hundred girls in Baton Rouge experienced the benefits of physical activity through GoGirlGo! The girls were able to “Geaux,” Louisiana-style, thanks to the generous support of the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation.

Participants in the Boys and Girls Club and Big Buddy programs experienced a wide range of new physical activities and non-competitive games. In addition, they became the first group of girls to utilize the new GoGirlGo! curriculum. Based on the success of the Baton Rouge program, the award-winning educational materials will soon be made available for girls as young as five years old nationwide.

More about GoGirlGo! here.

Our Mission

The Women’s Sports Foundation is a non-profit that advances the lives of women through sports and physical activity.

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Emotion Commotion: Sanya Richards-Ross on Dealing with Difficult Feelings

A large part of our award-winning GoGirlGo! curriculum is the life lessons from champion female athletes that accompany each chapter of the program. These personal stories from athletes like Tamika Catchings and Julie Foudy strengthen our message and help girls feel comfortable and not alone in their struggles. Whether it's body image, bullying or trouble with parents, our athletes offer advice and a unique perspective on the issues that most affect today’s girls.  In the fourth lesson of our GoGirlGo! curriculum for 11 to 13-year-olds, four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross shares her story about dealing with difficult feelings.

Myth-Busting: Girls Just Don’t Like Sports As Much As Boys Do

Every day girls’ and women’s opinions and thoughts on sports are not taken seriously, ignored or all-together laughed at. And for what reason? Because girls just don’t care about sports like boys do.

New Study: Family Involvement May Help Kids Lose Weight

A new scientific study released last week by the Journal of the American Heart Association reviews strategies shown to be successful in helping children get healthy. Involving parents in weight loss efforts could go a long way in helping children change their behaviors, the study finds.