Barb Lazarus

I pursued my dream about 5 years back (after having a great career as an... read more

Barb Lazarus

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I pursued my dream about 5 years back (after having a great career as an Assitant United States Attorney in Chicago and business woman) and opened Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls, a flexible week (8 in total) summer day camp devoted to ALL sports for girls. It is a first in the country in many respects and really has 2 goals: To allow girls to develop an appreciation and love for sports and fitness that will last a lifetime through building confidence and pure fun, as well as to contribute substantially to building the fan base for women's collegiate and professional sports. We also run school year sports programs for young girls and act as a resource for parents wondering about the best programs for their daughters. The experience has been and continues to be the most rewarding. Just to give you somewhat of a feel, at Game On! tennis, volleyball, basketball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, horseback riding, flag football, yoga, karate, ultimate frisbee, dodge and monster ball, badminton, field hockey, in-camp clinics run by collegiate and professional athletes and high school coaches, and possible field trips to Chicago Sky, Red Star and Bandits games are a way of life. On a separate note, My facebook group "Game On Sports Girl" is all about supporting sports opportunities for girls and building support for women's sports. I have dreams of gathering athletes, coaches, and thousands of others from around the world to membership status. Girls and women athletes can really use this type of mass support - a group that can rally together if and when needed and talk openly.I hope you join. I also author the unique blog "Sports Girl Talk." SGT is dedicated to issues and topics that revolve around young girls and their participation in sports. SGT discusses areas covering general sports, specific sports, fitness, nutrition, medicine, injury prevention, stress, peer groups, and more. The goal is to help parents, coaches, etc. stay informed, feel educated, and maybe even derive some comfort from the information and discussion. I invite you to subscribe.