Hope Solo recently tweeted about the importance of helping keep girls ‘in the game’ as they get older:
By 14, girls drop out of sports at two times the rate boys do. I dreamed of being a professional soccer player at a time when there was no professional women’s soccer. Years later my perseverance paid off and soccer became my career. Visit KeepHerInTheGame.org to donate and learn more.
I’ve never understood how in a country where the women’s national soccer team far outshines the men’s, we consistently see a ratio of 60/40 boys to girls in youth soccer participation. Sports don’t have to be all encompassing, but they can be an important part of every child’s life in terms of their overall growth. Nice to see our national athletes getting involved to keep girls in the game.