Girls quit sports 6x the rate of boys

Sasha Gollish, Alpine coach and coach facilitator, now competitive runner (&Toronto Pan Am Games Bronze Medalist) invites girls between the ages of 8 and 18 to the upcoming Fast and Female Champ Chat on October 14th at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre.

Girls quit sports at 6x the rate of boys in their early teens which means they are missing out on all the benefits of sport participation. To change that, Fast and Female was founded in 2005 by Canadian cross country skier and Olympic gold medalist Chandra Crawford.

Join us, on our mission to keep girls healthy, happy, and active in sports through their teens.

With Ambassadors from a variety of Track and Field events, from Middle Distance, to the Marathon, the vertical and horizontal jumps, plus the throws, we will be sure to have a lot of fun with a variety of events for the young girls. The Ambassadors are a mix of Olympians, ParaOlympians and The Varsity Blues! Fast and Female is an organization dedicated to empowering young women through sport. Did you know that girls are 6X more likely to drop out of sports than boys! This event is a celebration of all it is to be a young woman in sport.

Specific Details:

Date: October 14, 2017

Time: 1pm to 4pm (Event sign-in begins at 12:30)

Location: Athletic Centre, 55 Harbord Street

Cost: $30 (includes Fast and Female T-shirt, water bottle, Fast and Female poster for autographs, and a chance to hang out with some Olympians and do some really fun activities)

Registration Link: 

About Fast and Furious Champ Chats

Girls age 8-18 meet inspiring role models from sport, develop physical literacy through a circuit of exercises suitable for all sport backgrounds, and make friends. They get to dance, do yoga and get autographs from great role models on poster that they take home to put up and remind them of their empowering experience.

 Champ Chat Goals
  • Socialize in a fun and non-competitive context
  • Be inspired by local female sports role models
  • Learn about the 3 reasons girls quit sports
  • Make friends
  • Work together to keep girls in sports
  • Length: 3-4 hours
  • Number of Participants: 30-100 girls
  • Registration Fee: $30 per participant (girls ages 8-18 years old)
  • Registration Fee Includes:
    • Fast and Female L.L.Bean Technical T-shirt (value $29)
    • Milk Product from DFC
    • Clarins Samples
    • Fast and Female Poster (get autographs from your favorite F&F Ambassadors!)

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Sasha via email ([email protected]). And remember to register as soon as possible! (All registrants have the possibility of winning some really cool draw prizes, the earlier you enter the more chances you have to win!)