For 20 years, PowerPlay has had a successful track record of advancing the lives of underserved girls through sports, by developing skills to grow physically, emotionally, and academically stronger.
Pillars of our community like Yolanda Jackson, Founder & CEO of Yolanda Jackson & Associates, have been a part of our journey, notably connecting elite athletes to our mission and contributing to Celebration. For her, sports has always been a thread in her fabric, woven into her life in a multitude of ways.
“I have been involved in sports all of my life. It has taught me how to win and lose and how to work a member of a team. I was very good at sports and competed in many different ones, both individual and team, from an early age. As an adult I converted that love of sports into a career working with elite, Olympic, world-class champion female athletes.”We know New York City, the nation, and the world are full of stories just like Yolanda’s – illustrating sports has been a vehicle for learning life lessons and a pathway to success.
Now more than ever, PowerPlay’s work matters. Not just for the current generation of girls and young women, but for future generations.
“I would like to see more women in decision-making positions in the media so that female athletes will get the coverage they deserve. I would like to see female athletes compete on an equal basis with men especially when it comes to compensation and marketing opportunities. And, finally, I would like to see women as owners, general managers and coaches of major men’s leagues, and an increase of women in these roles in the women’s leagues.”
Yolanda’s hopes are not out of reach. With your support, PowerPlay will continue to make the world a better place by empowering girls and young women, building their confidence to take on leadership roles, have their voices heard and improve their lives and the lives of those around them.
Join us on Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30pm in celebrating 20 years of advancing the lives of girls through sports at our Annual Celebration, at the Lighthouse at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers.
For more information, contact Liz Glover Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 684-1110. We hope to see you there!
Purchase your tickets here.