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Naomi Osaka, Nike Announce Expansion To Los Angeles And Haiti To Champion Young Girls

Tennis star Naomi Osaka and Nike are making good on their partnership to redefine the meaning of sports and movement for the next generation of girls. This week, the two announced that Play Academy — created in partnership with Laureus Sport for Good last August — is expanding its outreach to Los Angeles and Haiti, where it will collaborate with local sports-based organizations to help support today’s young girls participating in sports. Nike’s Play Academy was created alongside Osaka, who incorporated her own personal experiences — as an athlete — and cultural heritage into the program’s mission, to help change the lives of other young girls like herself. “I’m passionate about breaking barriers that girls face when it comes to opportunities to access and benefit from play and sport,” Osaka shared in a statement. “Play Academy’s expansion represents an even greater opportunity to do that.” Osaka shared the expansion news with her followers on social media in what she describes as...

Njera Perkins

May 4, 2021