Braves Wives Host She Can Play Event
On Tuesday, July 30th, the Braves Wives hosted the She Can Play fitness festival at Turner Field. She Can Play is an initiative aimed at encouraging girls between the ages of 8 and 12 years old to make healthy choices for their minds and bodies and enhance their lives through sports and physical activity. During the event, girls participated in fitness festival stations hosted by various health and sports related groups then participated in a discussion and healthy living activity.
The Braves Wives participated in each station with the girls, doing everything from running agility drills to taking cuts in the batting cages, then yoga poses to hip hop dance routines. Stretches were led but Stuart Dougherty from Girls on the Run before the whole event started.
The yoga station was set up in right field and led by Atlanta Braves Trainee and former Georgia Tech Cheerleader, Grace Snell. The girls then moved onto a cardio station led by Atlanta Braves Trainee and former Vanderbilt Cross Country runner Haley Kolff as well as Stuart Dougherty with Girls on the Run. Their next station was a series of agility challenges put together by Universal Fitness.
To cool off after those two high paced stations, girls then made their way through the dugout into the Atlanta Braves batting cages to hit off the tees – just like the big leaguers do. The last station in the rotation was a lively hip hop session led by the ladies from Project S.L.I.D.E.
After two hours of fitness on the field, the girls made their way up to the right field patio where Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Strong 4 Life had an incredible game show set up. The girls heard from Janette Repsch and Maria Janish on how to make healthy choices even when you have a hectic schedule.
All of the girls who participated received a free t-shirt, lunch, Gogo Squeeze applesauce, and tickets to that night’s matchup against the Colorado Rockies, one of the many wins in the recent 14 game winning streak.