Since the beginning of Surf With Amigas history, we have been committed to a community involvement aspect of the retreats. About a year ago, we heard that the Nicaraguan government started a kickball league for women country-wide and the local girls hopped on the chance to get involved in athletics. In the past, women never had such opportunity to play any sport on a team, let alone in a country-wide league.
We began taking our groups of ladies to play against (or mixed up amongst) the local team. After a couple games, we were totally hooked, as the games were super fun, often times bringing on flashbacks to middle school kickball (or “soccer baseball”) matches. Lately, we have been playing against them every week that we have retreats. The girls have improved immensely and regularly squash any dreams we have of winning a game against them.
We are so stoked to support women empowerment through playing sports and love the interaction that happens when ladies on retreats play sports with local girls. The local team, the “Mariposas Sociales” (translation: the Social Butterflies) is now sponsored by Surf With Amigas and recently went to their inauguration game as an official team- with uniforms and all.
Come join us for a northern Nicaragua retreat for an opportunity to get involved in the kickball action!
For more information on how to support the Mariposas, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Any donations of sports equipment, athletic wear, sports bras, etc are extremely useful and appreciated!