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Donations will fund the Girls with Game Mental Health & Wellness Program, the CSAF Play Like a Girl Scholarship Program, and the Coaches Leadership Development Program.

100% of your donation is tax deductible and provides high quality and equitable programs and opportunities for girls in softball.

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“Annually, boys get 1.13 million more opportunities in sport than girls.”

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The Ugly Truth…

When considering the impact participation in sports has on kids, specifically, girls’ self-confidence, mental and emotional health, it’s not surprising girls have lower self-confidence than boys, as it’s compared to lower opportunities to participate in sports.

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Girls’ self-confidence falls by 30% between the ages of 8 to 14.

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Over half of teen girls say they feel the pressure to be perfect.

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From the age of 12 to 13, the number of girls who report feeling like they are not allowed to fail rises from 18% to 45%, resulting in a 150% increase.

Athletes & MEntal Health:
The hidden Opponent
the injury you can’t see

1 in 3 female college athletes are at risk for an eating disorder.

To truly perform at the highest level on and off of the field, mental health and performance is just as important and physical training. It’s the ugly truth and the injury you can’t see, your contribution will ensure female-athletes have the mental health support and programs they need to be healthy and succeed. 

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What’s Missing…

The sport of softball has exploded in popularity over the past 5 to 10 years with the help of the Women’s College World Series and major media networks broadcasting more games throughout the NCAA softball season. In fact, the 2021 the Women’s College World Series broke viewership records averaging 1,203,000 viewers throughout the Tournament {NFCA.org}.

Given the benefits, demand and popularity of softball, few quality and equitable opportunities to play (especially at the 6-10 ages) exist in Colorado. At the grassroots levels, there are currently zero Little League Softball sanctioned leagues or teams in the Northern Colorado area. In fact, if girls want to play a bat and ball sport after the age of 6 (parks and rec t-ball), they must play baseball with the boys.

The need and demand for additional opportunities for girls to play softball, beginning at age 5 through high school is overwhelming, coupled with the need for quality coaching/ training and a mental health and sports performance programs for female-athletes. The Colorado Softball Foundation, Inc. is committed to supporting and providing these opportunities at a grassroots level in Colorado, so our girls can have access to opportunities to grow and develop (mentally, physically, and emotionally) through the great game of softball.

Considering all of the data and research surrounding the impact sports has on the confidence levels, mental and physical health of young girls and female-athletes of all ages, it’s time to ensure they have equitable participation programs, resources and opportunities available to them.

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