Decathlon & the City of Albany present...

Play Like a Girl -half-pager - No Date for City WebsitePlay Like a Girl 2019
Sunday, June 2
10 am - 1 pm
Memorial Park, Albany

It’s no surprise that girls who play sports have better standardized test results than non-athletes. Or that female athletes go on to earn 7% higher annual wages than their non-athlete peers. And we all know sports also helps boost self-esteem. So the City of Albany is stepping up to the plate to encourage girls to kick, run, shoot, and PLAY LIKE A GIRL!!

The Play Like a Girl event is aimed at getting girls involved in sports in a fun and supportive environment! Decathlon, the City of Albany, Albany Unified School District and organizations from Albany, Berkeley, Oakland and beyond will be offering more than TWENTY different sports to try out. Each organization will offer hands-on activities so girls ages 2-17 can really experience each sport.

At this year's event, there will also be music, demonstrations, professional athletes and fabulous raffle prizes including a FREE sports camp! Bring your sister, daughter, cousin, or neighbor - this fabulous FREE event is for all girls both young and old. There truly is no other event like it in the country.*

*not actually proven...but probable!

 Thank you to our 2019 partners:
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League
Albany Berkeley Soccer Club
Albany Unified School District
Berkeley Cuong Nhu Karate
Berkeley Lacrosse
Center for Sports & Social Justice
Clif Bar
East Bay Oaks
East Bay Hurricanes
Goal 5
Northern California Ki Society
Oakland Strokes
Pegasus Books
Skate Like a Girl
Skyhawks Sports Academy
Sports Basement
Title IX
Vertical Skillz Outreach
Warriors Community Foundation
West Berkeley Fencing Club
Women Sports Film Festival

 Participating Sports:

Bocce Ball
Flag Football
Mountain Biking

Skate Boarding

Water Polo

NEW! Sporty Shorts - Play Like a Girl Movie NightFutbolistas4Life_WSFF

Sports Shorts
Thursday, May 30
7 - 9 pm
Landmark Albany Twin
Free ~ Reserve Tickets

As a prelude to the 2019 Play Like A Girl event, LUNA Bar, Women Sports Film Festival, the Albany Recreation & Community Services Department and the Albany Film Festival are co-hosting a night of Sporty Short films celebrating girls and women breaking barriers and making history through sports.

Admission is FREE (and so are the LUNA bars!) and open to everyone. Reserve your seat today and share with your friends.


  • 6:45 pm: Doors Open
  • 7:00 pm: Welcome and Introductions, City of Albany Recreation & Community Services Department and Women Sports Film Festival
  • 7:10 pm: Boxing Demonstration with local professional boxer, Dalia "La Pantera" Gomez
  • 7:25 pm: Films Roll (for movie information, click here)
  • 8:30 pm: Short Q & A with Jun Stinson, Director of Futbolistas4Life and Annie Reid, Integrated Marketing Project Manager at LUNA