play like a girl verizon fios

As the mother of 2 daughters and 2 sons, I have always encouraged my daughters to play like a girl. Why you may ask? Because I believe that girls can do great things in sports and they should never let being a girl stop them from going after what they want. Verizon supports this imitative and during football season, Verizon FiOS is hosting a contest on their Facebook page, Play LIke A Girl. (This post is sponsored by Verizon.)

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Play Like A Girl Dancers and Runners

Both of my daughters are dancers and while many may not think of dancing as a sport, it takes a lot of strength and stamina to perform. They are both competitive dancers so they train many hours every week in both team and solo dances. They put all their heart, soul and sweat into every performance.

Megan after her solo dance at competition.

After her solo dance a few weeks ago.

To be sure they have the stamina to perform, they have both started running. My 9 year-old is running with Girls On The Run at school for the second year. She ran her first 5k last year and is running her third 5k next week with Girls On The Run.

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My 14 year-old has run several 5ks with me in the past and we just started training to run a half marathon together next year.

#PlayLikeAGirl running

As both gets older and the dance competitions gets tougher, they are going to do their best to play like a girl and give it their all. I encourage them to “Play Like A Girl” and lead by example. I am a runner and I run because I love it and I want to share that love of sports with my girls. They may find their own sport, but I want them to know they can!!!

Enter Play Like A Girl Verizon FiOS Contest

If you have a daughter who makes you proud and you encourage to play like a girl, Verizon FiOS wants to hear about it. Enter the Play Like A Girl contest on their Facebook Page and share your daughter’s story.

Play Like A Girl Verizon FiOS contest

Play Like A Girl Football Video

Have you seen the Verizon FiOS Football Girl video where the girl who takes on her brothers and football? You can check it out at the Verizon FiOS YouTube page and continue the conversation about our daughters and what #PlayLikeAGirl really means.

Verizon FiOS gives your family the connection and speed you need to play with the big boys. Share your proudest moment of your daughter’s athletic achievements at You could be chosen to win a grand prize valued at $5,000!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Verizon. The opinions and text are all mine.