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Her Next Play's Junior Varsity Board recognized with Mayor's Commendation for Service to Youth

Her Next Play JV Board recognized with the Mayor's Commendation for Service to Youth.  Check out the surprise visit by the Mayor and learn more about their work on "The Mayor's Minute".


Her Next Play Named as a 2020 Project Play Champion  

Her Next Play is incredibly honored to be named a 2020 Project Play Champion, one of 20 local and national organizations selected for making new, meaningful commitments aligned with ProjectPlay’s 8 strategies. Learn more at

Her Next Play JV Board Members Claire and Lila graduate from Nike Game Growers Program

The Nike Game Growers program provides an opportunity for eighth-grade girls to share their ideas on how to encourage more girls to play sports.  The Lynx drafted Claire and Lila, two girls who are very passionate about changing the narrative of girls in sports, as their Game Growers.

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'Her Next Play Edina Girls Sports Summit' celebrates girls in sports

EDINA, Minn. — It's likely not something you think most 12 to 15-year-olds would spend $5,000 on. A group of Edina girls are using that pot of money to help more than 100 other girls who play sports at a sold-out event Monday. There’s nine of them and they got together to come up with one grand idea.....

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Edina students tackle pressures that drive girls out of sports

A lack of opportunity has in the past denied girls the fun and benefits of sports. Now a group of Edina middle-schoolers is tackling a new problem that is discouraging fellow female classmates from jumping in — the notion that being the best is all that matters....

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Her Next Play recognized at Give16 Honors

Her Next Play was selected to as a recipient of the inaugural GIVE16 Honors presented by 3M Open, and hosted by Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker and Twin Cities Media Personality Carly Zucker.  GIVE16 Honors recognizes 16 individuals and nonprofits for outstanding work and impact in the community.  Learn more at

Sara Wegmann Recognized at MNUFC Game

Her Next Play founder Sara Wegmann was recognized by MNUFC for her work on Her Next Play with the L’Étoile Du Nord (Star of the North) program presented by Bell Bank.  The  L’Étoile Du Nord recognizes community members who embody the core values of the club. MNUFC is resilient, inclusive and dedicated and values passion, teamwork and respect and through this program they highlight people making a difference behind those values at halftime of every home match.

Augustana grad wins national award for work supporting women in sports

Courtney Place has been bothered by the inequalities in women's sports for a long time. The lack of exposure and respect compared to men's sports stood out whenever she took the volleyball court. Looking to take a stand, the 22-year-old Augustana alumna created the SEE US movement, which aims to spread awareness of women underrepresented, sexualized and judged based on appearance rather than performance in sports....

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Courtney Place '19 Selected as a Winner for Victoria's Secret First PINK GRL Project

A movement with national aspirations is now a reality for its founder and Augustana graduate Courtney Place, '19. Place was just announced as one of 20 world-wide winners for Victoria's Secret PNK GRL Project for creating the SEE US movement in 2018 while a student. Victoria’s Secret PINK made the announcement on May 30, announcing Place was one of the 20 winners of their first-ever GRL PWR Project. Place, and the other 19 winners will receive $10,000 each to pursue their dreams and jumpstart their bright futures....

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2019 Bold New Idea Winner Will Celebrate Girls in Sports

In January, the Edina Community Foundation welcomed submissions for its ‘Bold New Idea’ contest, awarding an Edina resident (or a group of residents) up to $5,000 for their idea to strengthen and celebrate our beautiful city. Five finalists took the stage in April, and the Edina Girls Sport Summit ultimately took home the prize money....

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Middle-schoolers plan Edina Girls Sports Summit after winning Bold New Idea contest

A group of Edina girls is busy planning a youth sports expo after winning a $5,000 grant in the Edina Community Foundation’s Bold New Idea contest....

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