Verizon Wants You To Play Like A Girl #PlayLikeaGirl #FiOSFootballGirl ($5,000 Giveaway!!)

I am such a commercial junky… especially during Football Season!  I feel like that’s when the best of the best hits the tube.  Verizon has a spot running right now –  ‘FiOS Football Girl’ – that revolves around a girl who uses FiOS to show up her older brother when he refuses to allow her to join in on a game he is playing with friends. The power of the Internet!! HA! The girl ends up coming back schooling the older boys and then some.

Great commercial – but more times than not – sports primarily focus around men and their sons, right? Well, I have a deep dark confession. I grew up believing that girls don’t play sports. It took me a really long time to let that go and to embrace the fact that girls SHOULD play sports. It actually took me moving to Long Island to accept that fact. I had to become part of a community that had a sports culture embedded deep within its roots. My NYC childhood consisted of hanging outside on my stoop and the occasional bike run to Astoria Park. But my daughter is growing up with an entirely different experience. Natalie loves tennis, dance, kick line and cheerleading. She even loves to play basketball with her friends after school for fun. As long as she is running around with a group, she is one happy child. 

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I live in Garden City, New York. Look us up and you will learn that we live and die for lacrosse. I’m talking country-wide powerhouses. People start training their sons AND daughters at a very early age because everyone believes that there is a benefit to playing and loving and owning the game. Our girls RULE the field and believe me – watching Natalie’s friends hit the grass gives all of us such great pride! The confidences that these girls exude… it’s something I never knew as a young tween. 

Verizon wants to hear from parents who are as proud of their daughter’s athletic achievements as they would be if she was a boy. They want to provide a place to go to show that pride! Head on over to Verizon’s Facebook Page and share your proud stories through photos or video. One participant will win an amazing grand prize! Are you ready for this?
















Deluxe Tech & Sports Equipment Package:

Digital Camera ($2000)
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 – 128 GB ($1,000)
Type Cover 2 (for Surface Pro 2) – ($130)
HEX Surface Sleeve – $40
Surface Mini Display Port HD AV Adapter ($40)
Monster iSport Victory In-Ear Headphones ($150)
Amazon gift card for Sports Equipment purchase ($1,500)
iPod Nano ($150)

Total package value of $5,010, not including taxes and shipping.

CAN YOU STAND IT????????????????????????? Be sure to head over to Verizon’s Facebook Page to submit your personal story about your daughter and her love for sports. 

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 which includes a digital camera, $1,500 Amazon gift card, Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and more!

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

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