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Top five reasons to play sports

Mendoza's top five reasons to be an athlete

Originally Published: February 1, 2012
By Jessica Mendoza

Wednesday is National Girls and Women in Sports Day! It's our day to celebrate the amazing sports opportunities we have, and to make sure we continue to provide these opportunities for others. I honestly feel so blessed to be an athlete and to play pro softball for a living. Whether you're planning to try a new sport for the first time, you're on the JV team at your high school or you're an Olympic gold medalist, there are so many reasons to play sports. Here are my top five:

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