Playing a sport and being part of a team has a wealth of benefits for girls. Consider these statistics:
Yet club sports are expensive, and that puts the experience out of reach for many. Starlings Volleyball, USA was created as a way to make club sports accessible to girls of every socioeconomic background and of every level of play. Today, Starlings is the nation's largest junior volleyball club.
The year Starlings began, with a single team at Lincoln High School in San Diego, California.
The number of cities and Native American reservations where Starlings clubs are now found.
The number of girls who have participated in Starlings so far.
The number of college scholarships earned by Starlings.
The percentage of Starlings who have graduated from high school.
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A player from the Tuba City, Arizona, Starlings passes the ball at the 2009 National Championship.
Help Starlings change lives by donating your time or money to the national organization or to one of the approximately 60 clubs in more than 50 cities and Native American reservations throughout the U.S. For more information, visit the "Get Involved" page.