ATLANTA – The Atlanta Dream have chosen their co-captains for the second season of Nike Game Growers – Marietta’s Kate and Kenzie Wyman.
The Dream renewed their partnership with Nike, the WNBA and the NBA for the second consecutive year, offering an exclusive opportunity for 7th and 8th Grade girls aged 13+ to share their ideas on how to encourage more girls to play sports.
Kate and Kenzie were surprised with a video from their favorite player on the Dream roster, forward Cheyenne Parker, who told them that they had been selected as the Dream’s Game Growers co-captains for 2021.
Watch an interview with the girls here.
The twins’ game plan is to create a program called GEAR UP (Girls Everywhere Are Ready, Unleash their Potential) that they can then implement in elementary and middle schools in their area. The program brings current female high school and college athletes to schools to introduce their sport and share their love for the game in physical education classes.
Their program aims to keep their peers playing sports as they progress through middle school and enter high school. By the time girls reach 8th grade, they are 50% more likely to drop out of sports than boys, creating physical and social barriers that can last a lifetime.
The Dream’s pair will participate in a virtual camp with other WNBA and NBA teams’ co-captains February 19-21, building out their idea and learning how to bring it to life.
Last year, the Dream chose Dailey and Sierra, also from Marietta, who built the brand NESP Sportz (Never Ever Stop Playing Sportz) and created a social media presence that highlighted younger girls playing and learning new sports. Hear more about their project and their experience at Nike Headquarters here.