Research shows: when mom is physically active, coaching or playing sports, everyone wins. Kids are more likely to be active; girls are less likely to drop out of sports; while moms cope better with the increasing demands of motherhood and are more likely to feel better about themselves.
This spring, Canada’s Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) launched the Mom’s Got Game initiative in Ottawa/Gatineau.
Leading up to Mother’s Day (May 9th), Ottawa Gloucester Hornet’s Soccer will be celebrating, encouraging, and supporting moms of school-aged children to play sport and be active.
Here’s how you can participate:
- Support the mom in your life: whether it is through big actions or little ones. Mom is there for you, and you're there for her too. An easy place to start is helping mom with some of her daily tasks and help free up some time for her to get active.
- Share your story: How does the mom in your life stay active and inspire you to do the same? Is it trying a sport for the first time; having fun throughout the years; or training hard and celebrating with family and friends? Share your story with SIRC for the chance to win Mom’s Got Game swag!
- Activate: this spring, there are still ways to exercise safely and in accordance with public health measures. Check out some of the online and in-person programs through the City of Ottawa, the RA Centre, and others. Discover free resources through SIRC’s website.
Learn more about the campaign in SIRC’s blog