EDUCATION

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.

About the Foundation

RELATED POSTS

American Medical Association Classifying Obesity as Disease

The American Medical Association – the largest organization of physicians in the United States – has formally recognized obesity as a disease, in a statement released earlier this week.

Sydney Sachs: Bouncing Balls and Body Image

Sydney Sachs is a 17-year-old high school senior from Chicago, Illinois. A former member of the U.S. Rhythmic Gymnastics national team for six years, Sachs has since turned her attention toward academics and preparing for college. Not one to be away from physical activity for long, Sachs came to us and asked about running her own GoGirlGo! program for underserved girls in Chicago. Read her fourth blog...

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month! To do our part in raising awareness of the troubling disease, we have compiled some facts and statistics about childhood obesity, its health effects and its prevention. Knowledge is power and these eye-opening figures will certainly empower you to get the girls in your life moving!