Continuing its partnership with Manila-based non-profit organization, Girls Got Game Philippines, Nike launched two creatively-designed, fully refurbished multi-purpose courts giving young girls a space to learn, grow and have fun, while increasing access to play and sport opportunities.
The courts were unveiled on Oct. 11, 2021 during the International Day Of The Girl, a day commemorated by the United Nations to celebrate young girls and highlight the unique challenges they face every day.
Located at Sacred Heart Academy School in Sta. Maria Bulacan, these courts were designed by artist and illustrator Jill Arteche, who celebrates Filipina culture through her whimsical artwork.
Illustrated on the outdoor court, which represents the “Now”, are the young girls learning sports like volleyball, basketball, rugby and football while the indoor court features the young girls’ ambitions of the “Future” by becoming doctors, leaders and athletes, a reminder that their dreams are within reach.
Girls Got Game sports camps have so far helped more than 2,500 young girls across the Philippines in the 10-14 years age group who come primarily from economically-challenged households.
The homecourt signifies a shift towards the future of sports as it will be a permanent safe place where aspiring Filipina athletes can socialize, express themselves freely, and experience the joys of sport.
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Girls Got Game launched the “GGG Club” wherein they conduct sports camps online.