Verizon Says It’s Great To #PlayLikeAGirl

Who says girls aren’t into sports? From champs on the field to avid fans who know as much, if not more than, their male friends when it comes to girl power, playing like a girl is a good thing.

This weekend we surprised our girls by taking them to their first Gator football game. It was the first of what I hope will be many more to come for my sports fans, and it was a blast. Sure, I am still working on my daughter’s basic understanding of downs. But she has that touchdown victory dance down pat.

Please note, it was mom explaining how the game works. Dad was too busy watching the game. 🙂

Gator Fans

The key ingredient for kids (girls or boys) to be into sports is supportive parents. Whatever the sport or activity, we have to be our kids champions. 

I am constantly battling the “girls/boys can’t do/be” stigma with my daughter. She is five and no matter how hard I try to keep roles gender neutral, society seems to tell her otherwise. She was shocked when I mentioned “boy cheerleaders.” But mom, only girls can be cheerleaders she questioned. Not so I explained as I pointed out the boys on the field.

I am totally digging this Verizon FiOS commercial where one little girl turns her nose up at stereotypes and proves that girls know just as much about football.


Whatever your kids are into, I am sure you have a proud moment (or 100s of proud moments) when they succeed. Verizon FiOS is helping parents celebrate those successes with its #PlayLikeAGirl contest. Share your daughter’s proud athletic moments for a chance to win a tech and sports equipment package valued at $5,000. The grand prize includes:

  • Samsung Galaxy NX 20.3MP Camera with 18-55 Lens (ARV $1,699)
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 2 – 128 GB (ARV $1,000)
  • Type Cover 2 for Surface Pro 2 (ARV $130)
  • HEX Surface Sleeve (ARV $40)
  • Surface Mini Display Port HD AV Adapter (AVR $40)
  • Monster iSport Victory In-Ear  Headphones (AVR $150)
  • Apple iPod Nano (ARV $150)
  • Amazon Gift Card for Sports Equipment purchase (ARV $1,800)

What is Verizon FiOS?

Whether you love the game or just game day fun, 100% Fiber Optic FiOS empowers you to take experience to new heights by getting you closer to the game. You’ll be at the center of every play, every touchdown, every Tweet, any given Sunday with America’s fastest, most reliable Internet and the unbeatable picture quality that only FiOS delivers.

Verizon FiOS gives your family the connection and speed you need to play with the big boys. Share your proudest moment of your daughter’s athletic achievements at You could be chosen to win a grand prize valued at $5,000!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Verizon. The opinions and text are all mine.