The Girls of Summer | Seed&Spark

Girls play baseball. And many don’t play not for lack of desire, but for a shocking lack of access and opportunity as well as a cultural bias and discouragement. Girls of Summer tells the story of why so few girls play baseball and the stories of the girls who play despite the challenges.

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All-girls baseball team turns Little League upside-down in Seattle | WGME

SEATTLE (KOMO) — A team of girls in West Seattle is turning the world of Little League Baseball upside down and getting all sorts of attention for successfully playing a boy’s game. Inspired by the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League that exist…

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chelsea clinton girls and sports | Women’s Health

In the past year, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won their third World Cup Championship and set the record for nearly 23 million viewers of a World Cup event, making it the most-watched soccer match in U.S. history. Mo’ne Davis was the first girl to win and pitch a shutout in the Little League Baseball championships.

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Batter up! The BASE launches girls’ baseball program

A Boston nonprofit known for combining baseball training and competition with academic and life skills support for boys has launched a new girls’ baseball program. The BASE, headquartered in Roxbury, started with a focus on boys. Founded in 2013 by Robert Lewis Jr. as an evolution of the longstanding Boston Astros team, The BASE’s vision statement includes “combining sports and academic opportunities to transform the lives of black and Latino boys.” In late 2014, a girls’ softball program was added, growing quickly to 200 participants. But The BASE’s core program remains baseball — and now baseball is for girls, too.

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NYTimes: Alexi Pappas Veers Far From Her Lane

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/sports/alexi-pappas-track-star-veers-far-from-her-lane.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

Pappas, who will run the 10,000 meters at the Rio Olympics, is also a filmmaker and a writer — and, with her free-spirited persona, something of a cult figure.

Legislation allows female WWII pilots to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Legislation allows female WWII pilots to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

G. Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science (for Women)

G. Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science (for Women)

Girls Baseball Tryouts – May 17-19, 2016 – San Francisco, CA

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Girls Baseball Tryouts May 17-19

Calling all girls baseball players! Rec and Park will host evaluation/tryout dates for placement on San Francisco Bay Sox baseball teams, which will represent the city in this summer’s second annual Baseball for All girls baseball tournament here in San Francisco. Evaluation Dates: May 17 at Palega Recreation Center (500 Felton) for 8 and Under; and May 18 and 19 at Palega for 10 and Under and 13 and Under. For more information, contact Rachelle Henley at (415) 813-0067.

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Girls Understand Technology Better Than Boys On This Test

Eighth-grade girls outperformed boys in technology and engineering literacy.

Source: Girls Understand Technology Better Than Boys On This Test