Atlanta Dream and Nike Aim to Grow the Game for Girls

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Dream announced their renewed partnership with Nike, the WNBA and the NBA to take part in season three of Nike’s Game Growers initiative. The Atlanta Dream are one of 40 participating WNBA and NBA teams participating in the third season of the program.

By the time girls reach 8th grade, they are 50 percent more likely to drop out of sports than boys. This creates physical and social barriers that can last a lifetime. Game Growers elevates and enables the ideas of 7th and 8th grade girls to help grow girls’ participation in sports.

The Dream will select a pair of girls to serve as Game Growers Co-Captains and develop their idea to increase sports participation for girls their age. The pair will work closely with the Dream to build out their idea and implement their strategy directly in their community. The selected girls will also receive tickets to a 2022 Atlanta Dream home game, a chance to attend an exclusive Dream practice session and a team swag bag.

Girls who are ages 13+ and in 7th or 8th grade and are passionate about getting more girls in sports are encouraged to grab a friend and apply on gamegrowers.com. Applications are due by November 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Read about Atlanta Dream 2020 co-captains Kenzie and Kate’s idea, GEAR UP!, in the 2020 Game Growers Playbook here and learn more about the sisters here. Hear from the Atlanta Dream’s inaugural Game Growers co-captains, Dailey and Sierra, on what they learned from launching NESP Sportz through the program here.

The Atlanta Dream will tip off their 15th season in the WNBA in 2022. The organization, who plays its home games at the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park, has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in nine of its first 14 seasons. To learn more about the Dream and inquire about 2022 season tickets, please visit www.atlantadream.net, call 877-977-7729 or email tickets@atlantadream.net.