September 8, 2023

Project $2M: Girls In Sports provides opportunities to play

Girls In Sports Alberta believe all girls should have the opportunity to play and try a new sport, and Edmonton Elks fans can help send girls to Girls In Sports Alberta’s camps and programs by entering to win one of two Elks Game Day packages.

A contribution of $25 will receive one entry, while a contribution of $40 will receive two entries into the draw. The first package includes four tickets and four Director’s Club passes to the Green and Gold’s Sept. 9 game against the Calgary Stampeders. The second package comprises two tickets and two Director’s Club passes, two spots to bear the Canadian flag prior to kickoff, and a tour of the Elks locker room led by a Green and Gold player or alumnus. Click here to learn more.

Every contribution helps Girls In Sports Alberta offer community-supported programs that are high-quality, accessible, and low-cost. Girls In Sports Alberta provides a welcoming and inclusive environment that helps its participants develop as a whole.

Girls In Sports Alberta’s programming includes camps and classes. Girls In Sports Alberta also goes into schools, where trained coaches will bring the experience to students. School bookings are now being taken for the 2023-24 school year. Flexible programming is available, ranging from one-day events to four-to-eight programs for elementary, junior high, or high school groups. Click here for further information on Girls In Sports Alberta’s school bookings, including its Power Up educational program.

“I think the key to being an effective change-maker is the motivation to do everything you possibly can to set girls up to be successful in all aspects of their life,” notes Girls In Sports Alberta owner and founder Dia Syed. “The next generation will always be the key to the future success of our nation. It’s our responsibility to set them up with the proper skills to navigate this changing world.

“My vision is to help grow girls’ confidence to be change makers and barrier breakers of the future through physical activity and sport. I believe this will help them become well-rounded so they can participate in any type of physical activity and bring lifelong success in whatever future career they decide to pursue. I want to be able to give girls the knowledge and confidence that they need to carry on into adulthood in order to engage in a healthy and active lifestyle.”

Visit the Girls In Sport Alberta website at www.girlsinsportab.ca.