While we recognize that there might be push-back from family and community members who are against females playing sports, Shooting Touch hosts family days four times per year at each of the four court locations. On these days, females invite the men in their lives to play basketball and get a briefing on the health issue that they have been learning about with ST.
Through these Family Days, we have found that at least 50% of men are now supporting their wives or daughters to play basketball.
Decreased stigma around females playing sports
More men (fathers, husbands, brothers) in support of females in sport
Men in rural communities acting as ambassadors of women’s rights