Naomi Osaka Acting on her purpose of keeping the girl in the game.
The US Open champions have partnered with Laureus Sports for Good, MUFG and Nike to create Naomi Osaka and Play Academy. The program “aims to level the girls’ arena through the power of sports.”
The Play Academy aims to invest in a fun and positive playing experience through sports and work with gender-inclusive trained coaches to help girls become positive role models and stay engaged in sports. I am.
“We know that moving girls live healthier, happier, and more successful lives,” Osaka said. “That’s why I started Play Academy.”
Three-time Grand Slam champion Osaka is a big star in Japan, where it was difficult to keep girls involved in sports throughout their teens.
“In Tokyo, by the age of 15, girls drop out of sports at the highest rate in the world, more than double that of boys,” Laureus reports. “Active girls not only get healthier and better grades in school, career and community, but also improve self-consciousness, positive coping skills and goal setting.”
Through this initiative, Osaka is working to encourage girls to continue to engage in sports.
“I am very grateful to Laureus and his partner MUFG for supporting Play Academy. Working with Nike, Mastercard and other partners can have a positive impact on young women and girls. You can, “said Osaka. “Today’s sports are more important than ever for society, especially for girls raised in communities left out of society.
“Through Play Academy, we are very proud to work to help more girls stay in the sport, develop confidence, self-esteem, leadership skills and provide the support they need to succeed in other aspects of life. think. “”
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