WNY Girls in Sports


  • Promote sports and fitness among girls
  • Deliver consistent messages and activities that will lead to healthy choices and the development of essential life skills 
  • Create access and pathways for girls from underserved neighborhoods to participate in sports programs at the local, high school, and collegiate level.

Western New York Girls in Sports was established in 2006 by Mary Wilson to promote sports and fitness to adolescent girls while enriching their lives through sports. Twice a year, we invite 250 girls from across Erie County to sample a wide range of sports like basketball, golf, tennis, and volleyball. 


Families can also text WNYGIS to 51555 to sign up for text alerts on upcoming WNY Girls in Sports programs and events happening around Western New York!

In 2018 Girls in Sports was awarded a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to expand the program. The expansion will focus on providing year-round athletic programming.