Girls Inc. aims to make sports an integral part of girls’ lives and recognizes that girls have much to gain by early and sustained participation in sports. Though the number of girls participating in sports has steadily increased since the passage of Title IX in 1972, too many girls still encounter roadblocks that leave them sitting on the sidelines instead of sprinting toward the finish line. When their access to sports participation is limited, girls miss the chance to develop skills that will help them succeed and habits that can keep them healthy throughout their lives.
Sports participation helps lower the risk of obesity and of associated diseases, decreases feelings of anxiety and depression, and may help students focus in the classroom. In addition, girls’ participation in sports has been shown to decrease risky behaviors, including reducing the likelihood of a female adolescent getting pregnant.
Girls Inc. of Columbus offers a wide variety of sports programs including soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, swimming, step, running, cup-stacking, and even competitive jump rope! There are plenty of opportunities for girls to stay active and involved year-round.
If you are interested in any of our sports programs please contact our sports director, Walter McKee at 706-683-0809 or 706-392-2284.