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These 10 Organizations Give Girls Access To Sports, And They Deserve A Round Of Applause

In partnership with the Women’s Sports Foundation, Always awarded $500,000 to schools and organizations across the country that provide girls access to sports.

Did you know nearly half of girls in the US drop out of sports during puberty? Even though when girls continue to play sports, they gain confidence and critical life skills like teamwork and resilience.*

That’s why Always and Walmart are helping the following schools and organizations that provide access, opportunity, and encouragement to puberty-aged girls in sports with their #KeepHerPlaying Youth Grants:

1. Memphis Inner City Rugby

A female rugby team

2. Angel City Sports (ACS)

A young girl playing goalball in a wheelchair

3. Sloane Stephens Foundation

A young girl playing tennis

4. Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation (WHGF)

An all-girls gymnastics team

5. First Tee of Northwest Arkansas

A little girl playing golf

6. Biltmore Preparatory Academy

An all-girls softball team with a trophy

7. Boys and Girls Club of Benton County (BGCBC)

A team of young girls playing basketball

8. Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF)

A young girl throwing a ball

9. MS 363 Lady Lions

An all-girls basketball team

10. Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS)

Three girls sailing

Join Always and Walmart by encouraging girls in your life to stay in sports. And visit to learn more about the #KeepHerPlaying campaign.

*One Poll, 2021. Quantitative nationally representative US sample. n=3000.

**Always will donate five cents per pack of Always period pads or Tampax tampons purchased at Walmart between 7/1/21 and 7/31/21 to the YMCA.

All images via Women's Sports Foundation unless otherwise stated. Quotes have been edited for length and/or clarity.