game plan themes

Game Growers projects embodied five key themes, each of which creates an environment that can enable girls to grow and come together as they learn:

Brave, not perfect

Build and instill confidence by learning the fundamentals of the game through compassion, creativity and risk-taking.

It's important that girls play sports because you defeat the odds that most people have about girls playing. Where it's you start a sport, and they say, "You're not going to make it. You're not going to make it to the next level." That actually motivates girls to keep pushing hard and exceeding to do well instead of letting other people think that you cannot do this. When they say that, they should motivate you to do more."

Akayla, Memphis Grizzlies

Create connection

Promote teamwork, community and skill-building through sport without the need for a “winner”.

On the court, everyone's a part of a team. So, even if you don't feel accepted in school, when you enter the court or the basketball court, whatever it may be, you always just feel accepted. And you feel like you're part of something... a bigger cause maybe."

Sona, Chicago Bulls

Girl check

Empower girls to get involved through programs that focus on female mentorship and girls-only camps.

Our coach really pushed me to know you're not alone, other girls have gone through what you have and you can be the one to pave the way for girls that are younger than you. Ultimately, these girls can end up in your shoes."

Leah, Sacramento Kings

Let her compete

Create diverse opportunities including multi-sport clinics, co-ed and mixed-age group events that empower girls to free their competitive drive.

It's important for girls to keep playing sports because it gives a confidence boost and helps you stay in shape and active. And you might have a really fun time trying something you didn't know you were good at."

Sydney & Sophia, Indiana Fever

Progress, not outcomes

Support girls as they find ways to access resources that will break down barriers over time.

We want to raise money for girls who do not have the financial resources to play outside of school and help with transportation. Recently, my mom broke her leg, so she couldn't take me to practice and that kind of hurt me because I wanted to play basketball so bad, but I couldn't get to places. So then I thought, this probably happens to other girls so maybe we can help them with that."

Ellary & Marissa, Denver Nuggets

Create connection

Promote teamwork, community and skill-building through sport without the need for a “winner”.

On the court, everyone's a part of a team. So, even if you don't feel accepted in school, when you enter the court or the basketball court, whatever it may be, you always just feel accepted. And you feel like you're part of something... a bigger cause maybe."

Sona, Chicago Bulls

Brave, not perfect

Build and instill confidence by learning the fundamentals of the game through compassion, creativity and risk-taking.

It's important that girls play sports because you defeat the odds that most people have about girls playing. Where it's you start a sport, and they say, "You're not going to make it. You're not going to make it to the next level." That actually motivates girls to keep pushing hard and exceeding to do well instead of letting other people think that you cannot do this. When they say that, they should motivate you to do more."

Akayla, Memphis Grizzlies

Girl check

Empower girls to get involved through programs that focus on female mentorship and girls-only camps.

Our coach really pushed me to know you're not alone, other girls have gone through what you have and you can be the one to pave the way for girls that are younger than you. Ultimately, these girls can end up in your shoes."

Leah, Sacramento Kings

Let her compete

Create diverse opportunities including multi-sport clinics, co-ed and mixed-age group events that empower girls to free their competitive drive.

It's important for girls to keep playing sports because it gives a confidence boost and helps you stay in shape and active. And you might have a really fun time trying something you didn't know you were good at."

Sydney & Sophia, Indiana Fever

Progress, not outcomes

Support girls as they find ways to access resources that will break down barriers over time.

We want to raise money for girls who do not have the financial resources to play outside of school and help with transportation. Recently, my mom broke her leg, so she couldn't take me to practice and that kind of hurt me because I wanted to play basketball so bad, but I couldn't get to places. So then I thought, this probably happens to other girls so maybe we can help them with that."

Ellary & Marissa, Denver Nuggets

Change Theme

Head Start Basketball Clinic (HSBC)

A lot of girls don’t get excited about sports because of the lack of female representation in sports, which impacts confidence.

Our game plan was to bring seventh and eighth-grade girls to a clinic to teach them basketball drills and sportsmanship games. We would like to get both the seventh and eighth-grade girls involved in a leadership opportunity, and get elementary schoolers excited, inspired, and included in sports. We know that younger kids look up to older kids, so it would be a fun opportunity for some of our trusted middle school girls to step up to a leadership role, teaching fun basketball activities to the younger kids.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check

Charlotte & Sona

Chicago Bulls

Game Growers

Project Confidence

Girls don’t feel comfortable playing sports due to lack of skills, confidence in body image, and other factors. We want to help them build confidence.

Our game plan to get more girls in our community to play sports is to host an event where girls get the opportunity to try a lot of different sports to see if they're interested and build their confidence. We want to show girls that they can be themselves.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Iyana & Danielle

Chicago Sky

Game Growers

Crash Course Sports

There is a lack of confidence and negative stigma around starting sports at an older age.

Our game plan has three main focus areas; Ignite Compassionate Play. The game plan consists of a three-session camp run by girls

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check

Casey & Lauren

Cleveland Cavaliers

Game Growers

Girls Taught By Girls

Girls have a lack of confidence because they either don't believe in themselves or they think other girls are going to judge them.

Our game plan is to hold a 6-week basketball clinic that will feature high school coaches and high school girls. The clinic will include a curriculum on leadership and confidence, and girls will take part in group discussions. An hour of each clinic will be used to work on the fundamentals and skills needed to become a better basketball player.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check

Nadia & Casey

Connecticut Sun

Game Growers

United We Ball

The problem is lack of confidence and also lack of support.

We plan to visit girls in our community and speak to them about the importance of sport for our game plan. Our presentation will also include data on why girls quit, and the positive impact sports can have on girls like us. Afterwards, we plan on demonstrating and playing a few games, as well as giving them shoes and shirts to show our appreciation for their time.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Peyton & Kyra

Dallas Wings

Game Growers

G³4L (Girls Got Game 4 Life)

A lack of resources (such as equipment and funding) and the perception that we need the perfect body in order to play sports.

For our game plan we created Girls Got Game 4 Life, G³4L. It is a 10 week summer program that allows girls to choose a sport to play during the school year. During the school year, we will cover registration fees for their sport, provide transportation to practices and games, and provide tutoring for girls who need it.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Carrington & Macey

Detroit Pistons

Game Growers

Girls Roots. Because We Help Girls Grow.

A lack of confidence and the lack of resources.

Our game plan is to hold a sports seminar in local elementary schools, where local high school and college level athletes will speak to the 5th graders about the benefits of being active through sports. They will also promote our 2-3 day summer camp that will teach the basics of basketball and spark interest to the point that girls will feel confident and excited to try out for their middle school team.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Kennedy & Karina

Golden State Warriors

Game Growers

Sports Around the Block

A lack of resources for girls to use, to play the sports they love.

For our game plan we created a website called Sports Around The Block, which has three main parts. Our goal is to provide resources for girls to get involved in sports by providing locations for pick up games. There is a mentor page which allows girls to leave/ask advice, and lastly, a donation page for gently used sportswear and/or equipment.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Emma & Isabella

Las Vegas Aces

Game Growers

Girls Got Game

A lack of confidence coming froma fear of failure, fear of getting judged and fear of being told that girls would not be as good as boys.

Our game plan is to get more girls involved in sports through the website we created. Our website will provide a community for girls that are sharing the same experience with sports.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Isabella & Grace

Los Angeles Clippers

Game Growers

GIRLS+SPORTS=POWER

Girls not having the ambition, the will, and the sparks to change sport for girls in their community and around the world.

Our game plan is to create a safe space for girls to try their best, fail, and still have the opportunity to play without being judged. Girls will be able to gain more information on different sports. Also, girls will have a support system from other girls, and will feel comfortable doing the sports they dream of doing.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Akayla & Eniyia

Memphis Grizzlies

Game Growers

Girls Sports Day

Fear of rejection, fear of judgment and lack of a support system.

Our game plan is to host an event at one of our local parks. We want a variety of different sports teams and clubs to come and talk to girls about their sport. This will introduce girls to new sports and give them the necessary resources to get involved.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Gissell & Shawntel

Milwaukee Bucks

Game Growers

Minnesota Girls' Sport Summit

A lack of confidence causing girls to drop out of sports.

Our game plan is to host a state-wide event called the Minnesota Girls Sports summit, where 200 girls grade 6-8 learn about confidence, healthy lifestyle, leadership, and community. This event will feature a panel of Lynx players, and will include many fun and inspirational activities like basketball games and speakers.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Lila & Claire

Minnesota Lynx

Game Growers

Lady Warriors Playbook to Sisterhood

A lack of confidence, support, and resources. There are also not enough East African female role models for the girls in our community to look up to.

Our Game Plan is to host clinics and camps for the whole community. At the event, we would give out free sports gear and watch basketball games together because the people in our community don't currently have that chance/opportunity.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Aisha & Mako

Minnesota Timberwolves

Game Growers

Girls and Sports.. UNITE!

A lack of confidence

Our game plan is to host an event to teach kids about different sports. We will inform them about the benefits of sports and teach them new things. This will help with self-esteem and confidence.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Noelle & Milani

Phoenix Mercury

Game Growers

S.P.O.R.T.S.- Self-Esteem, Passionate, Optimistic, Responsibility, Success

A lack of opportunities, confidence, and exposure.

Our Girls for S.P.O.R.T.S. game plan has local college and professional athletes partnering with middle school PE programs one Friday a month during the school year. During their off sports season, athletes will team up with PE teachers offering an inspirational PE environment for girls that focuses on confidence, teamwork, and exposure to all sports.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Payton & Summer

Portland Trail Blazers

Game Growers

Hands In

A lack of confidence, education, and the fear of being judged based on looks or skills.

Our game plan is to bring people in the community together through a program called Hands In. This program is dedicated to empowering youth females, specifically 7th-9th grade girls, to stay active and in sports through movement, education, leadership building/mentorship, and community outreach.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Ava & Korbyn

San Antonio Spurs

Game Growers

HIT Squads: Heroes in Training

A lack of confidence and lack of resources, also a lack of opportunities for girls to try sports.

For our game plan, we want to provide a mentorship program for girls with fewer opportunities, because we know that when you are in the dark, you feel like you’ve been buried. Through this program, we hope the girls will realize that they have not been buried, but planted. We hope to inspire them to grow into beautiful flowers filled with many different colors.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check

Olivia & Allison

Seattle Storm

Game Growers

Head Start Basketball Clinic (HSBC)

A lot of girls don’t get excited about sports because of the lack of female representation in sports, which impacts confidence.

Our game plan was to bring seventh and eighth-grade girls to a clinic to teach them basketball drills and sportsmanship games. We would like to get both the seventh and eighth-grade girls involved in a leadership opportunity, and get elementary schoolers excited, inspired, and included in sports. We know that younger kids look up to older kids, so it would be a fun opportunity for some of our trusted middle school girls to step up to a leadership role, teaching fun basketball activities to the younger kids.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check

Charlotte & Sona

Chicago Bulls

Game Growers

Crash Course Sports

There is a lack of confidence and negative stigma around starting sports at an older age.

Our game plan has three main focus areas; Ignite Compassionate Play. The game plan consists of a three-session camp run by girls

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check

Casey & Lauren

Cleveland Cavaliers

Game Growers

Girls Taught By Girls

Girls have a lack of confidence because they either don't believe in themselves or they think other girls are going to judge them.

Our game plan is to hold a 6-week basketball clinic that will feature high school coaches and high school girls. The clinic will include a curriculum on leadership and confidence, and girls will take part in group discussions. An hour of each clinic will be used to work on the fundamentals and skills needed to become a better basketball player.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check

Nadia & Casey

Connecticut Sun

Game Growers

United We Ball

The problem is lack of confidence and also lack of support.

We plan to visit girls in our community and speak to them about the importance of sport for our game plan. Our presentation will also include data on why girls quit, and the positive impact sports can have on girls like us. Afterwards, we plan on demonstrating and playing a few games, as well as giving them shoes and shirts to show our appreciation for their time.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Peyton & Kyra

Dallas Wings

Game Growers

G³4L (Girls Got Game 4 Life)

A lack of resources (such as equipment and funding) and the perception that we need the perfect body in order to play sports.

For our game plan we created Girls Got Game 4 Life, G³4L. It is a 10 week summer program that allows girls to choose a sport to play during the school year. During the school year, we will cover registration fees for their sport, provide transportation to practices and games, and provide tutoring for girls who need it.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Carrington & Macey

Detroit Pistons

Game Growers

Girls Roots. Because We Help Girls Grow.

A lack of confidence and the lack of resources.

Our game plan is to hold a sports seminar in local elementary schools, where local high school and college level athletes will speak to the 5th graders about the benefits of being active through sports. They will also promote our 2-3 day summer camp that will teach the basics of basketball and spark interest to the point that girls will feel confident and excited to try out for their middle school team.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Kennedy & Karina

Golden State Warriors

Game Growers

Girls Got Game

A lack of confidence coming froma fear of failure, fear of getting judged and fear of being told that girls would not be as good as boys.

Our game plan is to get more girls involved in sports through the website we created. Our website will provide a community for girls that are sharing the same experience with sports.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Isabella & Grace

Los Angeles Clippers

Game Growers

GIRLS+SPORTS=POWER

Girls not having the ambition, the will, and the sparks to change sport for girls in their community and around the world.

Our game plan is to create a safe space for girls to try their best, fail, and still have the opportunity to play without being judged. Girls will be able to gain more information on different sports. Also, girls will have a support system from other girls, and will feel comfortable doing the sports they dream of doing.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Akayla & Eniyia

Memphis Grizzlies

Game Growers

Minnesota Girls' Sport Summit

A lack of confidence causing girls to drop out of sports.

Our game plan is to host a state-wide event called the Minnesota Girls Sports summit, where 200 girls grade 6-8 learn about confidence, healthy lifestyle, leadership, and community. This event will feature a panel of Lynx players, and will include many fun and inspirational activities like basketball games and speakers.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Lila & Claire

Minnesota Lynx

Game Growers

Lady Warriors Playbook to Sisterhood

A lack of confidence, support, and resources. There are also not enough East African female role models for the girls in our community to look up to.

Our Game Plan is to host clinics and camps for the whole community. At the event, we would give out free sports gear and watch basketball games together because the people in our community don't currently have that chance/opportunity.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Aisha & Mako

Minnesota Timberwolves

Game Growers

Girls and Sports.. UNITE!

A lack of confidence

Our game plan is to host an event to teach kids about different sports. We will inform them about the benefits of sports and teach them new things. This will help with self-esteem and confidence.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Noelle & Milani

Phoenix Mercury

Game Growers

S.P.O.R.T.S.- Self-Esteem, Passionate, Optimistic, Responsibility, Success

A lack of opportunities, confidence, and exposure.

Our Girls for S.P.O.R.T.S. game plan has local college and professional athletes partnering with middle school PE programs one Friday a month during the school year. During their off sports season, athletes will team up with PE teachers offering an inspirational PE environment for girls that focuses on confidence, teamwork, and exposure to all sports.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Payton & Summer

Portland Trail Blazers

Game Growers

HIT Squads: Heroes in Training

A lack of confidence and lack of resources, also a lack of opportunities for girls to try sports.

For our game plan, we want to provide a mentorship program for girls with fewer opportunities, because we know that when you are in the dark, you feel like you’ve been buried. Through this program, we hope the girls will realize that they have not been buried, but planted. We hope to inspire them to grow into beautiful flowers filled with many different colors.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check

Olivia & Allison

Seattle Storm

Game Growers

AI (All Inclusive) Sports Camp

A lack of confidence and fear of being judged while playing or trying a new sport.

Our game plan is a sports camp where girls can go and try different sports over the course of two weeks. The girls would figure out which sport they liked and would want to continue playing. At the end of the two weeks, the camp would help the girls enroll with local sports teams.

Themes:

Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Create Connection • Progress, not outcomes

Rebecca & Emma

Utah Jazz

Game Growers

Game Growhers

A lack of confidence and lack of resources. We want to make sure all girls no matter their resources or confidence can participate and have fun in sports.

Our game plan is known as Game GrowHers. It strives to give girls free, accessible sports training through an app that matches girls with volunteer coaches/athletes. We want to ensure all girls have the resources and confidence to begin/play a sport.

Themes:

Create Connection • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Gianna & Kendall

Washington Mystics

Game Growers

'Tip-off' Nike App

Girls often feel a lack of confidence when playing sports.

We designed a sports-themed social media app called 'Tip-off' for our game plan. It will have fundamentals of many other social platforms, making it an environment that many would be familiar with. The main home screen will consist of video, photo and message posts. There will also be a map feature that directs people to nearby sports facilities to increase their gameplay. Our app will provide a positive environment for users and will connect them through sports.

Themes:

Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Gemma & Tessa

Brooklyn Nets

Game Growers

Head Start Basketball Clinic (HSBC)

A lot of girls don’t get excited about sports because of the lack of female representation in sports, which impacts confidence.

Our game plan was to bring seventh and eighth-grade girls to a clinic to teach them basketball drills and sportsmanship games. We would like to get both the seventh and eighth-grade girls involved in a leadership opportunity, and get elementary schoolers excited, inspired, and included in sports. We know that younger kids look up to older kids, so it would be a fun opportunity for some of our trusted middle school girls to step up to a leadership role, teaching fun basketball activities to the younger kids.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check

Charlotte & Sona

Chicago Bulls

Game Growers

Project Confidence

Girls don’t feel comfortable playing sports due to lack of skills, confidence in body image, and other factors. We want to help them build confidence.

Our game plan to get more girls in our community to play sports is to host an event where girls get the opportunity to try a lot of different sports to see if they're interested and build their confidence. We want to show girls that they can be themselves.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Iyana & Danielle

Chicago Sky

Game Growers

Crash Course Sports

There is a lack of confidence and negative stigma around starting sports at an older age.

Our game plan has three main focus areas; Ignite Compassionate Play. The game plan consists of a three-session camp run by girls

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check

Casey & Lauren

Cleveland Cavaliers

Game Growers

Girls Taught By Girls

Girls have a lack of confidence because they either don't believe in themselves or they think other girls are going to judge them.

Our game plan is to hold a 6-week basketball clinic that will feature high school coaches and high school girls. The clinic will include a curriculum on leadership and confidence, and girls will take part in group discussions. An hour of each clinic will be used to work on the fundamentals and skills needed to become a better basketball player.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check

Nadia & Casey

Connecticut Sun

Game Growers

United We Ball

The problem is lack of confidence and also lack of support.

We plan to visit girls in our community and speak to them about the importance of sport for our game plan. Our presentation will also include data on why girls quit, and the positive impact sports can have on girls like us. Afterwards, we plan on demonstrating and playing a few games, as well as giving them shoes and shirts to show our appreciation for their time.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Peyton & Kyra

Dallas Wings

Game Growers

G³4L (Girls Got Game 4 Life)

A lack of resources (such as equipment and funding) and the perception that we need the perfect body in order to play sports.

For our game plan we created Girls Got Game 4 Life, G³4L. It is a 10 week summer program that allows girls to choose a sport to play during the school year. During the school year, we will cover registration fees for their sport, provide transportation to practices and games, and provide tutoring for girls who need it.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Carrington & Macey

Detroit Pistons

Game Growers

Girls Roots. Because We Help Girls Grow.

A lack of confidence and the lack of resources.

Our game plan is to hold a sports seminar in local elementary schools, where local high school and college level athletes will speak to the 5th graders about the benefits of being active through sports. They will also promote our 2-3 day summer camp that will teach the basics of basketball and spark interest to the point that girls will feel confident and excited to try out for their middle school team.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Kennedy & Karina

Golden State Warriors

Game Growers

Sports Around the Block

A lack of resources for girls to use, to play the sports they love.

For our game plan we created a website called Sports Around The Block, which has three main parts. Our goal is to provide resources for girls to get involved in sports by providing locations for pick up games. There is a mentor page which allows girls to leave/ask advice, and lastly, a donation page for gently used sportswear and/or equipment.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Emma & Isabella

Las Vegas Aces

Game Growers

Girls Got Game

A lack of confidence coming froma fear of failure, fear of getting judged and fear of being told that girls would not be as good as boys.

Our game plan is to get more girls involved in sports through the website we created. Our website will provide a community for girls that are sharing the same experience with sports.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Isabella & Grace

Los Angeles Clippers

Game Growers

GIRLS+SPORTS=POWER

Girls not having the ambition, the will, and the sparks to change sport for girls in their community and around the world.

Our game plan is to create a safe space for girls to try their best, fail, and still have the opportunity to play without being judged. Girls will be able to gain more information on different sports. Also, girls will have a support system from other girls, and will feel comfortable doing the sports they dream of doing.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Akayla & Eniyia

Memphis Grizzlies

Game Growers

Girls Sports Day

Fear of rejection, fear of judgment and lack of a support system.

Our game plan is to host an event at one of our local parks. We want a variety of different sports teams and clubs to come and talk to girls about their sport. This will introduce girls to new sports and give them the necessary resources to get involved.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Gissell & Shawntel

Milwaukee Bucks

Game Growers

Minnesota Girls' Sport Summit

A lack of confidence causing girls to drop out of sports.

Our game plan is to host a state-wide event called the Minnesota Girls Sports summit, where 200 girls grade 6-8 learn about confidence, healthy lifestyle, leadership, and community. This event will feature a panel of Lynx players, and will include many fun and inspirational activities like basketball games and speakers.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Lila & Claire

Minnesota Lynx

Game Growers

Lady Warriors Playbook to Sisterhood

A lack of confidence, support, and resources. There are also not enough East African female role models for the girls in our community to look up to.

Our Game Plan is to host clinics and camps for the whole community. At the event, we would give out free sports gear and watch basketball games together because the people in our community don't currently have that chance/opportunity.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Aisha & Mako

Minnesota Timberwolves

Game Growers

Girls and Sports.. UNITE!

A lack of confidence

Our game plan is to host an event to teach kids about different sports. We will inform them about the benefits of sports and teach them new things. This will help with self-esteem and confidence.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Noelle & Milani

Phoenix Mercury

Game Growers

S.P.O.R.T.S.- Self-Esteem, Passionate, Optimistic, Responsibility, Success

A lack of opportunities, confidence, and exposure.

Our Girls for S.P.O.R.T.S. game plan has local college and professional athletes partnering with middle school PE programs one Friday a month during the school year. During their off sports season, athletes will team up with PE teachers offering an inspirational PE environment for girls that focuses on confidence, teamwork, and exposure to all sports.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Payton & Summer

Portland Trail Blazers

Game Growers

Hands In

A lack of confidence, education, and the fear of being judged based on looks or skills.

Our game plan is to bring people in the community together through a program called Hands In. This program is dedicated to empowering youth females, specifically 7th-9th grade girls, to stay active and in sports through movement, education, leadership building/mentorship, and community outreach.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Ava & Korbyn

San Antonio Spurs

Game Growers

HIT Squads: Heroes in Training

A lack of confidence and lack of resources, also a lack of opportunities for girls to try sports.

For our game plan, we want to provide a mentorship program for girls with fewer opportunities, because we know that when you are in the dark, you feel like you’ve been buried. Through this program, we hope the girls will realize that they have not been buried, but planted. We hope to inspire them to grow into beautiful flowers filled with many different colors.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check

Olivia & Allison

Seattle Storm

Game Growers

AI (All Inclusive) Sports Camp

A lack of confidence and fear of being judged while playing or trying a new sport.

Our game plan is a sports camp where girls can go and try different sports over the course of two weeks. The girls would figure out which sport they liked and would want to continue playing. At the end of the two weeks, the camp would help the girls enroll with local sports teams.

Themes:

Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Create Connection • Progress, not outcomes

Rebecca & Emma

Utah Jazz

Game Growers

Game Growhers

A lack of confidence and lack of resources. We want to make sure all girls no matter their resources or confidence can participate and have fun in sports.

Our game plan is known as Game GrowHers. It strives to give girls free, accessible sports training through an app that matches girls with volunteer coaches/athletes. We want to ensure all girls have the resources and confidence to begin/play a sport.

Themes:

Create Connection • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Gianna & Kendall

Washington Mystics

Game Growers

'Tip-off' Nike App

Girls often feel a lack of confidence when playing sports.

We designed a sports-themed social media app called 'Tip-off' for our game plan. It will have fundamentals of many other social platforms, making it an environment that many would be familiar with. The main home screen will consist of video, photo and message posts. There will also be a map feature that directs people to nearby sports facilities to increase their gameplay. Our app will provide a positive environment for users and will connect them through sports.

Themes:

Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Gemma & Tessa

Brooklyn Nets

Game Growers

Project Confidence

Girls don’t feel comfortable playing sports due to lack of skills, confidence in body image, and other factors. We want to help them build confidence.

Our game plan to get more girls in our community to play sports is to host an event where girls get the opportunity to try a lot of different sports to see if they're interested and build their confidence. We want to show girls that they can be themselves.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Iyana & Danielle

Chicago Sky

Game Growers

United We Ball

The problem is lack of confidence and also lack of support.

We plan to visit girls in our community and speak to them about the importance of sport for our game plan. Our presentation will also include data on why girls quit, and the positive impact sports can have on girls like us. Afterwards, we plan on demonstrating and playing a few games, as well as giving them shoes and shirts to show our appreciation for their time.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Peyton & Kyra

Dallas Wings

Game Growers

G³4L (Girls Got Game 4 Life)

A lack of resources (such as equipment and funding) and the perception that we need the perfect body in order to play sports.

For our game plan we created Girls Got Game 4 Life, G³4L. It is a 10 week summer program that allows girls to choose a sport to play during the school year. During the school year, we will cover registration fees for their sport, provide transportation to practices and games, and provide tutoring for girls who need it.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Carrington & Macey

Detroit Pistons

Game Growers

Girls Got Game

A lack of confidence coming froma fear of failure, fear of getting judged and fear of being told that girls would not be as good as boys.

Our game plan is to get more girls involved in sports through the website we created. Our website will provide a community for girls that are sharing the same experience with sports.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Isabella & Grace

Los Angeles Clippers

Game Growers

GIRLS+SPORTS=POWER

Girls not having the ambition, the will, and the sparks to change sport for girls in their community and around the world.

Our game plan is to create a safe space for girls to try their best, fail, and still have the opportunity to play without being judged. Girls will be able to gain more information on different sports. Also, girls will have a support system from other girls, and will feel comfortable doing the sports they dream of doing.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Akayla & Eniyia

Memphis Grizzlies

Game Growers

Girls Sports Day

Fear of rejection, fear of judgment and lack of a support system.

Our game plan is to host an event at one of our local parks. We want a variety of different sports teams and clubs to come and talk to girls about their sport. This will introduce girls to new sports and give them the necessary resources to get involved.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Gissell & Shawntel

Milwaukee Bucks

Game Growers

Minnesota Girls' Sport Summit

A lack of confidence causing girls to drop out of sports.

Our game plan is to host a state-wide event called the Minnesota Girls Sports summit, where 200 girls grade 6-8 learn about confidence, healthy lifestyle, leadership, and community. This event will feature a panel of Lynx players, and will include many fun and inspirational activities like basketball games and speakers.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Lila & Claire

Minnesota Lynx

Game Growers

Girls and Sports.. UNITE!

A lack of confidence

Our game plan is to host an event to teach kids about different sports. We will inform them about the benefits of sports and teach them new things. This will help with self-esteem and confidence.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Noelle & Milani

Phoenix Mercury

Game Growers

S.P.O.R.T.S.- Self-Esteem, Passionate, Optimistic, Responsibility, Success

A lack of opportunities, confidence, and exposure.

Our Girls for S.P.O.R.T.S. game plan has local college and professional athletes partnering with middle school PE programs one Friday a month during the school year. During their off sports season, athletes will team up with PE teachers offering an inspirational PE environment for girls that focuses on confidence, teamwork, and exposure to all sports.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Payton & Summer

Portland Trail Blazers

Game Growers

Hands In

A lack of confidence, education, and the fear of being judged based on looks or skills.

Our game plan is to bring people in the community together through a program called Hands In. This program is dedicated to empowering youth females, specifically 7th-9th grade girls, to stay active and in sports through movement, education, leadership building/mentorship, and community outreach.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Ava & Korbyn

San Antonio Spurs

Game Growers

AI (All Inclusive) Sports Camp

A lack of confidence and fear of being judged while playing or trying a new sport.

Our game plan is a sports camp where girls can go and try different sports over the course of two weeks. The girls would figure out which sport they liked and would want to continue playing. At the end of the two weeks, the camp would help the girls enroll with local sports teams.

Themes:

Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Create Connection • Progress, not outcomes

Rebecca & Emma

Utah Jazz

Game Growers

'Tip-off' Nike App

Girls often feel a lack of confidence when playing sports.

We designed a sports-themed social media app called 'Tip-off' for our game plan. It will have fundamentals of many other social platforms, making it an environment that many would be familiar with. The main home screen will consist of video, photo and message posts. There will also be a map feature that directs people to nearby sports facilities to increase their gameplay. Our app will provide a positive environment for users and will connect them through sports.

Themes:

Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Gemma & Tessa

Brooklyn Nets

Game Growers

Project Confidence

Girls don’t feel comfortable playing sports due to lack of skills, confidence in body image, and other factors. We want to help them build confidence.

Our game plan to get more girls in our community to play sports is to host an event where girls get the opportunity to try a lot of different sports to see if they're interested and build their confidence. We want to show girls that they can be themselves.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Iyana & Danielle

Chicago Sky

Game Growers

United We Ball

The problem is lack of confidence and also lack of support.

We plan to visit girls in our community and speak to them about the importance of sport for our game plan. Our presentation will also include data on why girls quit, and the positive impact sports can have on girls like us. Afterwards, we plan on demonstrating and playing a few games, as well as giving them shoes and shirts to show our appreciation for their time.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Peyton & Kyra

Dallas Wings

Game Growers

G³4L (Girls Got Game 4 Life)

A lack of resources (such as equipment and funding) and the perception that we need the perfect body in order to play sports.

For our game plan we created Girls Got Game 4 Life, G³4L. It is a 10 week summer program that allows girls to choose a sport to play during the school year. During the school year, we will cover registration fees for their sport, provide transportation to practices and games, and provide tutoring for girls who need it.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Carrington & Macey

Detroit Pistons

Game Growers

Girls Roots. Because We Help Girls Grow.

A lack of confidence and the lack of resources.

Our game plan is to hold a sports seminar in local elementary schools, where local high school and college level athletes will speak to the 5th graders about the benefits of being active through sports. They will also promote our 2-3 day summer camp that will teach the basics of basketball and spark interest to the point that girls will feel confident and excited to try out for their middle school team.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Kennedy & Karina

Golden State Warriors

Game Growers

Sports Around the Block

A lack of resources for girls to use, to play the sports they love.

For our game plan we created a website called Sports Around The Block, which has three main parts. Our goal is to provide resources for girls to get involved in sports by providing locations for pick up games. There is a mentor page which allows girls to leave/ask advice, and lastly, a donation page for gently used sportswear and/or equipment.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Emma & Isabella

Las Vegas Aces

Game Growers

GIRLS+SPORTS=POWER

Girls not having the ambition, the will, and the sparks to change sport for girls in their community and around the world.

Our game plan is to create a safe space for girls to try their best, fail, and still have the opportunity to play without being judged. Girls will be able to gain more information on different sports. Also, girls will have a support system from other girls, and will feel comfortable doing the sports they dream of doing.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Akayla & Eniyia

Memphis Grizzlies

Game Growers

Girls Sports Day

Fear of rejection, fear of judgment and lack of a support system.

Our game plan is to host an event at one of our local parks. We want a variety of different sports teams and clubs to come and talk to girls about their sport. This will introduce girls to new sports and give them the necessary resources to get involved.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Gissell & Shawntel

Milwaukee Bucks

Game Growers

Lady Warriors Playbook to Sisterhood

A lack of confidence, support, and resources. There are also not enough East African female role models for the girls in our community to look up to.

Our Game Plan is to host clinics and camps for the whole community. At the event, we would give out free sports gear and watch basketball games together because the people in our community don't currently have that chance/opportunity.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Aisha & Mako

Minnesota Timberwolves

Game Growers

AI (All Inclusive) Sports Camp

A lack of confidence and fear of being judged while playing or trying a new sport.

Our game plan is a sports camp where girls can go and try different sports over the course of two weeks. The girls would figure out which sport they liked and would want to continue playing. At the end of the two weeks, the camp would help the girls enroll with local sports teams.

Themes:

Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Create Connection • Progress, not outcomes

Rebecca & Emma

Utah Jazz

Game Growers

Game Growhers

A lack of confidence and lack of resources. We want to make sure all girls no matter their resources or confidence can participate and have fun in sports.

Our game plan is known as Game GrowHers. It strives to give girls free, accessible sports training through an app that matches girls with volunteer coaches/athletes. We want to ensure all girls have the resources and confidence to begin/play a sport.

Themes:

Create Connection • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Gianna & Kendall

Washington Mystics

Game Growers

'Tip-off' Nike App

Girls often feel a lack of confidence when playing sports.

We designed a sports-themed social media app called 'Tip-off' for our game plan. It will have fundamentals of many other social platforms, making it an environment that many would be familiar with. The main home screen will consist of video, photo and message posts. There will also be a map feature that directs people to nearby sports facilities to increase their gameplay. Our app will provide a positive environment for users and will connect them through sports.

Themes:

Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Gemma & Tessa

Brooklyn Nets

Game Growers

Head Start Basketball Clinic (HSBC)

A lot of girls don’t get excited about sports because of the lack of female representation in sports, which impacts confidence.

Our game plan was to bring seventh and eighth-grade girls to a clinic to teach them basketball drills and sportsmanship games. We would like to get both the seventh and eighth-grade girls involved in a leadership opportunity, and get elementary schoolers excited, inspired, and included in sports. We know that younger kids look up to older kids, so it would be a fun opportunity for some of our trusted middle school girls to step up to a leadership role, teaching fun basketball activities to the younger kids.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check

Charlotte & Sona

Chicago Bulls

Game Growers

Project Confidence

Girls don’t feel comfortable playing sports due to lack of skills, confidence in body image, and other factors. We want to help them build confidence.

Our game plan to get more girls in our community to play sports is to host an event where girls get the opportunity to try a lot of different sports to see if they're interested and build their confidence. We want to show girls that they can be themselves.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Iyana & Danielle

Chicago Sky

Game Growers

Crash Course Sports

There is a lack of confidence and negative stigma around starting sports at an older age.

Our game plan has three main focus areas; Ignite Compassionate Play. The game plan consists of a three-session camp run by girls

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check

Casey & Lauren

Cleveland Cavaliers

Game Growers

Girls Taught By Girls

Girls have a lack of confidence because they either don't believe in themselves or they think other girls are going to judge them.

Our game plan is to hold a 6-week basketball clinic that will feature high school coaches and high school girls. The clinic will include a curriculum on leadership and confidence, and girls will take part in group discussions. An hour of each clinic will be used to work on the fundamentals and skills needed to become a better basketball player.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check

Nadia & Casey

Connecticut Sun

Game Growers

United We Ball

The problem is lack of confidence and also lack of support.

We plan to visit girls in our community and speak to them about the importance of sport for our game plan. Our presentation will also include data on why girls quit, and the positive impact sports can have on girls like us. Afterwards, we plan on demonstrating and playing a few games, as well as giving them shoes and shirts to show our appreciation for their time.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Peyton & Kyra

Dallas Wings

Game Growers

G³4L (Girls Got Game 4 Life)

A lack of resources (such as equipment and funding) and the perception that we need the perfect body in order to play sports.

For our game plan we created Girls Got Game 4 Life, G³4L. It is a 10 week summer program that allows girls to choose a sport to play during the school year. During the school year, we will cover registration fees for their sport, provide transportation to practices and games, and provide tutoring for girls who need it.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Carrington & Macey

Detroit Pistons

Game Growers

Girls Roots. Because We Help Girls Grow.

A lack of confidence and the lack of resources.

Our game plan is to hold a sports seminar in local elementary schools, where local high school and college level athletes will speak to the 5th graders about the benefits of being active through sports. They will also promote our 2-3 day summer camp that will teach the basics of basketball and spark interest to the point that girls will feel confident and excited to try out for their middle school team.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Kennedy & Karina

Golden State Warriors

Game Growers

Sports Around the Block

A lack of resources for girls to use, to play the sports they love.

For our game plan we created a website called Sports Around The Block, which has three main parts. Our goal is to provide resources for girls to get involved in sports by providing locations for pick up games. There is a mentor page which allows girls to leave/ask advice, and lastly, a donation page for gently used sportswear and/or equipment.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Emma & Isabella

Las Vegas Aces

Game Growers

Girls Got Game

A lack of confidence coming froma fear of failure, fear of getting judged and fear of being told that girls would not be as good as boys.

Our game plan is to get more girls involved in sports through the website we created. Our website will provide a community for girls that are sharing the same experience with sports.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Isabella & Grace

Los Angeles Clippers

Game Growers

GIRLS+SPORTS=POWER

Girls not having the ambition, the will, and the sparks to change sport for girls in their community and around the world.

Our game plan is to create a safe space for girls to try their best, fail, and still have the opportunity to play without being judged. Girls will be able to gain more information on different sports. Also, girls will have a support system from other girls, and will feel comfortable doing the sports they dream of doing.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Akayla & Eniyia

Memphis Grizzlies

Game Growers

Girls Sports Day

Fear of rejection, fear of judgment and lack of a support system.

Our game plan is to host an event at one of our local parks. We want a variety of different sports teams and clubs to come and talk to girls about their sport. This will introduce girls to new sports and give them the necessary resources to get involved.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Progress, not outcomes

Gissell & Shawntel

Milwaukee Bucks

Game Growers

Minnesota Girls' Sport Summit

A lack of confidence causing girls to drop out of sports.

Our game plan is to host a state-wide event called the Minnesota Girls Sports summit, where 200 girls grade 6-8 learn about confidence, healthy lifestyle, leadership, and community. This event will feature a panel of Lynx players, and will include many fun and inspirational activities like basketball games and speakers.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Lila & Claire

Minnesota Lynx

Game Growers

Lady Warriors Playbook to Sisterhood

A lack of confidence, support, and resources. There are also not enough East African female role models for the girls in our community to look up to.

Our Game Plan is to host clinics and camps for the whole community. At the event, we would give out free sports gear and watch basketball games together because the people in our community don't currently have that chance/opportunity.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Aisha & Mako

Minnesota Timberwolves

Game Growers

Girls and Sports.. UNITE!

A lack of confidence

Our game plan is to host an event to teach kids about different sports. We will inform them about the benefits of sports and teach them new things. This will help with self-esteem and confidence.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Noelle & Milani

Phoenix Mercury

Game Growers

S.P.O.R.T.S.- Self-Esteem, Passionate, Optimistic, Responsibility, Success

A lack of opportunities, confidence, and exposure.

Our Girls for S.P.O.R.T.S. game plan has local college and professional athletes partnering with middle school PE programs one Friday a month during the school year. During their off sports season, athletes will team up with PE teachers offering an inspirational PE environment for girls that focuses on confidence, teamwork, and exposure to all sports.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Payton & Summer

Portland Trail Blazers

Game Growers

Hands In

A lack of confidence, education, and the fear of being judged based on looks or skills.

Our game plan is to bring people in the community together through a program called Hands In. This program is dedicated to empowering youth females, specifically 7th-9th grade girls, to stay active and in sports through movement, education, leadership building/mentorship, and community outreach.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Girl Check • Let Her Compete

Ava & Korbyn

San Antonio Spurs

Game Growers

HIT Squads: Heroes in Training

A lack of confidence and lack of resources, also a lack of opportunities for girls to try sports.

For our game plan, we want to provide a mentorship program for girls with fewer opportunities, because we know that when you are in the dark, you feel like you’ve been buried. Through this program, we hope the girls will realize that they have not been buried, but planted. We hope to inspire them to grow into beautiful flowers filled with many different colors.

Themes:

Brave, not perfect • Create Connection • Girl Check

Olivia & Allison

Seattle Storm

Game Growers

AI (All Inclusive) Sports Camp

A lack of confidence and fear of being judged while playing or trying a new sport.

Our game plan is a sports camp where girls can go and try different sports over the course of two weeks. The girls would figure out which sport they liked and would want to continue playing. At the end of the two weeks, the camp would help the girls enroll with local sports teams.

Themes:

Girl Check • Let Her Compete • Create Connection • Progress, not outcomes

Rebecca & Emma

Utah Jazz

Game Growers

Game Growhers

A lack of confidence and lack of resources. We want to make sure all girls no matter their resources or confidence can participate and have fun in sports.

Our game plan is known as Game GrowHers. It strives to give girls free, accessible sports training through an app that matches girls with volunteer coaches/athletes. We want to ensure all girls have the resources and confidence to begin/play a sport.

Themes:

Create Connection • Girl Check • Progress, not outcomes

Gianna & Kendall

Washington Mystics

Game Growers

Coaching Girls

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

Applications for this years program open in Fall 2020.

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

Applications for this years program open in Fall 2020.

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