Empower Female Athletes with Verizon FIOS #PlayLikeaGirl

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Verizon FIOS.  All opinions are my own.

My nieces are fabulous figure skaters and I couldn’t be prouder of them.  I’m continually amazed at their dedication to the sport and willingness to practice so that they can succeed.  They give up play time {among other things} with friends constantly to go the ice arena to train for upcoming competitions and learn new tricks, spins and jumps.  That sort of dedication in todays world is rare.

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Last summer my niece fell off an inflatable slide at the beginning of the summer and broke her arm, right when she was set to begin training for the ISI World Competitions.  The competition was a HUGE deal.  It was to be the biggest event she’d ever competed in, with athletes from all over the world.  She was devastated because her broken arm meant she couldn’t go near the ice for 6 weeks for sure, and whether or not she’d even be able to compete was iffy.  My niece did everything she was supposed to and hit the ice with a vengeance when she was given the OK so that she could compete.  She had 2 weeks to prepare routines that other athletes had spent months perfecting.  She placed in every event she skated in.  Every single one.

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Her sister placed in every event that she skated in too.  Watching those girls skate is a beautiful thing.  Who says sports and athleticism is only for boys?

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Verizon FIOS #PlayLikeaGirl

Lucky for us, Verizon FIOS has provided a place for us to show our pride in our female athletes!  We can share the empowering impact that sports can have on the lives of girls, and I adore that message!  #PlayLikeaGirl

Verizon FIOS would love to have you join the discussion and share your stories through videos or photos.  One participant  will even win an amazing grand prize that’s so darn fabulous it should be criminal.  {{smiling}}

Play Like a Girl Contest Grand Prize

One (1) Grand Prize consisting of the following will be awarded to the Winner:

 

        
  • Samsung Galaxy NX 20.3MP Camera with 18-55 Lens (ARV $1,699)

 

        
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 2 – 128 GB (ARV $1,000)

 

        
  • Type Cover 2 for Surface Pro 2 (ARV $130)

 

        
  • HEX Surface Sleeve (ARV $40)

 

        
  • Surface Mini Display Port HD AV Adapter (AVR $40)

 

        
  • Monster iSport Victory In-Ear  Headphones (AVR $150)

 

        
  • Apple iPod Nano (ARV $150)

 

        
  • Amazon Gift Card for Sports Equipment purchase (ARV $1,800)

 

The total approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $5,010.00. All Grand Prize details, including specific product models and features, will be determined by Sponsor in its discretion.

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 www.verizon.com/playlikeagirl. 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.