Our girls basketball league participants were delighted to meet former Utah Starzz player, and gold medalist, Natalie Williams, who attended our league night on December 5, 2019.
Natalie talked to the girls about the importance of dedication and team work, signed autographs, and answered questions about her experience as a professional basketball player and Olympic athlete.
As part of the Playworks program, we focus on building empathy and teamwork through our interscholastic/developmental sports leagues, which teach students the skills of games like basketball, volleyball, and soccer. In many cases, these leagues provide opportunities that students may not otherwise have.
A 2015 report from the Women’s Sport Foundation focused on the impact of physical activity on girls and young women showed that participation in sports can lead to higher grades and higher education aspirations. We’re so grateful to Natalie for engaging with our students and helping get them excited about playing sports!