At the LA Y, we are committed to increasing access to and engaging more girls in sport through character-building youth sports and athletic experiences in an effort to reduce health disparities, increase career readiness, and provide the necessary support to keep them on a path to achieving their full potential.
The third panel discussion, in a series of four, covered how sport promotes health and wellness, self-confidence, teamwork, decision-making and social skills, and, above all, perseverance. Women in sport smash gender stereotypes, providing inspiring role models for all girls, and portraying gender equality. The LA Kings hosted and produced the first two panels, and the Clippers are helping with the final two in the series.
This panel featured:
- Kelly Inouye-Perez – Head Softball Coach, UCLA
- Natalie Nakase – Coach, LA Clippers
- Sarah Nurse – Hockey Player, Team Canada
- Essence Carson – WNBA Veteran
- Kristina Pink – Bally Sports