What we do
In 2006, local radio personality Rashan Ali founded Sporty Girls Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia to provide young minority girls the opportunity to participate in non traditional sports – those not traditionally offered in metro Atlanta public schools. A life-long competitive swimmer and recipient of a four-year swimming scholarship at Florida A & M University, Rashan knew that one day she would want that same opportunity for other girls like her. Not only did she want young girls to swim, but also learn to play, soccer, golf and tennis. Through Sporty Girls she has been afforded the opportunity to introduce young minority girls to an unconventional way to participate in non-traditional sports. Since 2007, Sporty Girls, Inc. has served over 65 girls from the metro Atlanta area.
The benefits of participating in Sporty Girls program are numerous. SGI will expose the girls to sports not traditionally offered in metro-Atlanta public schools. On a very basic level, participants in Camp Elite will benefit physically by being active during the camp duration. Since each girl will also be eligible for a year-long scholarship, the likelihood for continued physical activity for each girl throughout the year is increased. It is our hope to decrease obesity among young girls and increase their knowledge in making healthier lifestyle decisions.
Our goal is to develop young female athletes into collegiate superstars who will earn athletic and/or academic scholarships.
The mission of Sporty Girls is to cultivate, enrich and challenge young women to participate in non-traditional sports, while developing and fostering lifestyle skills.
Sporty Girls seeks to encourage minority girls age 8 - 18 to participate and achieve success in non-traditional sports. Sporty Girls will expose young women to golf, soccer, swimming, and tennis while building good character and lifestyle skills.
Implementing an annual camp that will focus on developing skills in golf, soccer, swimming, and tennis.
Awarding scholarship dollars for participation in year-long golf, soccer, swimming, and tennis programs.
Monitoring the success of each athlete on a monthly basis.
Promoting collaborative efforts to strengthen and encourage familial support of the youth in the mission to be successful in sports.