Get in the game and join us for our first all virtual WNY Girls in Sports event. We will broadcast over 3 hours of sports-related content from United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's YouTube page beginning at 10 a.m.
Get up and get moving through seven sports stations as well as hear from professional and college athletes as they share how sports have impacted their lives.
Featured sports include:
Basketball | Lacrosse | Volleyball | Rowing | Tennis | Soccer | Softball
Special messages from professional athletes include:
Breanna Stewart - Basketball
Jessica Pegula - Tennis
Emily Regan - Rowing
Ibtihaj Muhammad - Fencing
Simone Manuel - Swimming
Monique & Jocelyne Lamoureux - Hockey
Abby Wambach - Soccer
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.
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.
Currently, Girls in Sports after-school programs are being piloted in multiple schools throughout the community. The biannual event will also be expanded through partnerships with other United Way organizations in seven other counties of Western New York.
- 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.