Let Girls Play Summer Jamboree Celebrating 20 Year Anniversary of the WNBA
What is the Let Girls Play Summer Jamboree?
In conjunction with Milwaukee Public Schools Recreation, we will offer a fun day providing girls and their family’s one-stop information on summer programs. The Jamboree will feature booths from Faith Based, Community Health Resources, and Youth Service Providers with information on summer and after-school activities as well as wellness and sports skills stations. We are expecting over 500 plus in attendance for this free outdoor and indoor community event. Bring your sunscreen and sunglasses!
Why are we having the Let Girls Play Summer Jamboree?
Parents have a hard time finding summer programs for their daughters that include physical activities. Research indicates that lack of physical activity is directly related to increased pregnancy, delinquency, obesity, truancy and increased risk taking (use of drugs and alcohol) among school-aged girls. Research also suggests that physical activity is an effective tool for reducing the symptoms of stress and depression among girls. Bottom line: sports help girls in all aspects of their lives. From an early age, girls are programmed to shy away from sports and activity for many reasons– little confidence in their abilities, not identifying as an athlete, fear of teasing and more. In order to guide our girls to the healthiest, happiest life possible, we need to turn those negative attitudes about physical activity around to positive fun activities. Parents now have a way of finding summer programs and getting their girls active.
What else is there to do at the Let Girls Play Summer Jamboree?
Families who attend can look forward to meeting women role models in sports and participate with hands on activities such as the basketball skills camp with former WNBA and Milwaukee Aces pro Women’s Basketball Players, learn the game of Soccer, Football, Group Exercises and Double Dutch. There will be health awareness booths and lots more…
What if I have more questions or need assistance?
Give us a call at (414) 934-0773 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d be happy to help! IOU Sports mission is to Empower Girls to Achieve Their Best through Sports.
We hope you’ll join us!
When: Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School 700 S. 4th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Time: 9am – 1p.m. / WNBA Legends vs Milwaukee Aces: 3pm doors open/4pm tip off / $10 Ticket
Please Register, Download and Read General Release Form.