You go, girls! — Blog post on ALL.com 2/6/13

Today is the 27th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day!

Ask, Listen, Learn is proud to partner with organizations that empower girls to be leaders in their communities, whether they’re being a team player with a positive attitude at Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy‘s Camps or starting a Girl Talk chapter at their school to prevent catty drama.

Today we want to give a digital high-five to all the girls and women out there staying in shape and we’d like to bring special recognition to this year’s theme, “Girls in Sports, An Investment in the Future.”

As girls participate in physical education classes at school, team sports and other recreational activities, they’re taking care of their bodies and building relationships for a healthier, happier future. Many friendships in middle and high school start on sports teams. When girls are practicing together every day of the week after school, they form valuable friendships- AND stay out of trouble! Everyone knows that working out keeps your body healthy, but girls in sports are also less likely to drink.

I played field hockey and lacrosse in high school, but kickball's my team sport now

I played field hockey and lacrosse in high school, but kickball’s my team sport now 🙂

To all the girls out there investing in their futures- keep up the good work! Always remember to say YES to a healthy lifestyle and NO to underage drinking.

And don’t forget to vote for your peers in JFSLA’s Choose to Matter Contest to help determine who will join Julie at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Disney World starting this Friday!

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