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    Becca Longo Wins First Female Football Scholarship

    Girls in the U.S. are far less likely than boys to achieve the recommended amounts of physical activity. By age 14, girls are dropping out of sports at two times the rate of boys. So it’s critical that we shine a spotlight on this and inspire a new generation of strong, active women, because we know that success on the playing field translates to success in the classroom and beyond. It’s one of the reasons we launched the annual campaign #GirlsAre. I can’t think of a better role model than Becca Longo, and I hope many more women will follow in her footsteps in the years to come.

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