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  GIRLS PLAY SPORTS
FALL 2016/WINTER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Girls Play Sports is dedicated to fostering
leadership skills and confidence
in girls through their participation in a wide variety of sports.


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Girls Play Sports was chosen as the beneficiary of Cotillion this year!!
A big thanks to Cotillion Board who recently raised over $12,000 for Girls Play Sports! Each year the Board, comprised of 10 junior and 10 senior girls picks a local organization to support.  

We were so honored at the girls' decision to support Girls Play Sports this year, especially because so many of the girls have been GPS coaches!

It was truly an incredible event!  
From our entire Girls Play Sports team - - THANK YOU!!!!

GPS Festival
presented by the
Kiwanis Club of Evanston


Last week we ran our annual GPS Festival for 5th grade girls.  This event was FREE to all interested 5th grade girls on February 17th, the scheduled day off of school for District 65.  

Girls were invited to join the ETHS female student-athletes and coaches at ETHS for a fun morning focused on the benefits of sports. Girls picked a sport from every season, and then participated in skills and drills and games with the ETHS high school athletes.

We had over 75 girls register for this fun filled sports morning!  

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Thanks to all who donated this year to Girls Play Sports! 
 
Your support helps ensure that ALL girls can participate!!
GPS After School Clinics
Our GPS After School Clinic are winding down for the school year, with only one month left.  Our high school female athletes have conducted 60 clinics so far, introducing 4th and 5th grade girls to badminton, basketball, bowling, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and water polo.

In March the clinics will be introducing cheerleading, gymnastics and poms which are always fun!

We had over 225 girls register for these GPS After School Clinics!

More About the GPS After School Clinics >> 
GPS Leagues and Tournaments
Our GPS Leagues and Tournaments have been a huge success this school year.  So far we have completed the GPS Cross Country Meet, the GPS Volleyball League and the GPS Basketball Tournament. 

Upcoming GPS Leagues and Tournaments Include:
  • Bowling Tournament on March 11th
  • Badminton Tournament on April 8th
  • Water Polo League - summer dates to be determined
To date we have had over 200 girls register for these
GPS Leagues and Tournaments!

 
GPS Summer Camp Experience

We already have 50 girls registered for this year's GPS Summer Camp Experience which will run June 12th-June 16th at ETHS.  

It is safe to say that the word has gotten out that this is a great camp for girls 5th - 8th grade.
 
Team GPS
We just finished our 5th month of Team GPS.  Our middle school girls have now been introduced to basketball and lacrosse (October), cross country and soccer (November), track & field and volleyball (December), badminton and tennis (January) and bowling and softball (February).  

There have been some great discussions in these sessions with topics including social media, body image, psychology of sport, friendships and relationships, and drugs and alcohol.  

We will finish the school year up with cheerleading, gymnastics and poms (March), swimming and water polo (April), and field hockey, golf and ultimate frisbee (May).  
 
To date we have had over 100 girls register for these
Team GPS sessions!
 
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DONATE NOW to Girls Play Sports to ensure that our programs can continue to run in our community.
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