It's time to show the world what you can do

Nike Game Growers is an exclusive opportunity for 8th-Grade girls to share their ideas on how to get more girls playing sports.

The application process for Game Growers is now closed. If you applied to be a Game Grower, thank you! We are currently reviewing applications and will be announcing the winners by December 15th.

Even if you didn’t apply, you can still check back here often to watch the journey of the Game Growers and see how girls are showing the world what they can do.

Have questions? Reach out to or call 856-425-2951
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By the time girls reach 8th grade, they are 50% more likely to drop out of sports than boys, creating barriers both physically and socially that can last a lifetime.

the Opportunity

It’s time to change the game — and we believe it starts by listening to girls.

8th-Grade Girls team up to complete an online application that shares their ideas about getting more girls playing sports.

Participating WNBA and NBA teams select one team of girls who become their Game Growers.

Game Growers visit Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon and work with Nike and their WNBA and NBA team to create a Game Plan for their idea.

Selected Game Growers Game Plans will be shared during the Game Growers Showcase at the 2020 WNBA Draft.

what game growers
can do for you

Learn How to Develop and Share Ideas

that make a difference in your community.

Help Shape a Groundbreaking Program

where your voice and ideas are heard.

Grow Leadership Skills

that could open up new possibilities for you through sports.

1. Team Up with a Friend

Join with a teammate or classmate from your team, school, or community organization.

2. Share Your Ideas

Let us know what you think will get more girls playing sports in your community by November 22, 2019.

Start your application


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