Yahoo Sports and the Women's Sports Foundation has announced #WeKeepPlaying, a first of its kind live event bringing together some of the most iconic women in professional sports to inspire young athletes during the COVID-19 crisis.
The elite athletes will share their own stories of personal resilience to engage and inspire young athletes across the globe during this unprecedented time.
The event, which will be moderated by journalist Cari Champion, will include some of the most renowned athletes across basketball, soccer, swimming, football, hockey and track & field who will speak to young athletes about the importance of staying healthy mentally, physically and emotionally.
#WeKeepPlaying will also include a conversation with sports icon, international activist and Women's Sports Foundation founder, Billie Jean King, and former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice.
"Sports play a vital role in the mental and physical health of young athletes, so, as the global athletic community pauses its activity, it is more important than ever to have a candid conversation about the wellbeing of our youth," said Guru Gowrappan, Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Media.
"During this challenging time of COVID-19, we know that young girls all across the country cannot participate in sports or live out their passions on the field, court, ice, pool or anywhere they play sports," said Billie Jean King, founder of the Women's Sports Foundation.
"Our Foundation is the ally and advocates for all girls and women: we know her, we cheer for her, we believe in her, and we are here for her. That is why we are bringing together our community of prominent women athletes and leaders to empower, support and inspire young girls – and each other – during this unprecedented time."
During the sportings hiatus, sports stars have come together to fundraise to support their local and global community and this event is an additional support platform for young people and beyond. This goes LIVE on Saturday, April 11, 2020, at 4:00 pm E.T. exclusively on the Yahoo Sports mobile app and YahooSports.com.
Viewers will be able to submit questions in the lead up to the live event via @YahooSports on Twitter and Facebook by using #WeKeepPlaying.News Now - Sport News