Athletics have been a significant component of my life. I can attest to the value of creating opportunities for women in sport as I have benefited considerably from my past experiences. Sport has the ability to teach individuals important skills such as leadership, cooperation, responsibility, and self-discipline. Athletics are especially important for young women who are in the process of forming their identity as sport has the ability to enhance a sense of belonging, confidence, self-esteem, and self-efficacy.
There are currently no summer basketball leagues for women in Durham Region and subsequently those who have completed high school lack important opportunities to stay involved in the sport they love. Recognizing this, I have decided to create the XXcel Women’s Basketball League. Another reason for the creation of this league is my belief in the value of positive role models for young, impressionable women. For this reason, the XXcel League has an important mentorship component in which the senior athletes (university and college students and alumni and female professionals) help facilitate character and skill development in the high school athletes.
I am looking to you for help in providing a much-needed athletic opportunity for women in Durham Region. I am asking for financial donations in order to cover the registration cost of the high school athletes and to subsidize the cost of several individual senior athletes who have demonstrated financial need. There are already many barriers to physical activity, including a lack of opportunities for women, and I really want to ensure that finances do not restrict individuals from participating in this league.
I hope that you will consider contributing to this new, innovative women’s basketball league. If you would like to make a donation of any amount please visit https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4799657
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Thank you for giving this your consideration.