Big high-five to Dicks Sporting Goods for donating $20,000 towards the local Girls On The Run program.

Girls On The Run just received a huge grant of $20k, all thanks to Dicks Sporting Goods. The local program coaches young girls from the 3rd grade through the 8th grade.

According to their Facebook page, the El Paso chapter of Girls On The Run is a non-profit organization:

"...dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Meeting twice a week in small teams, we teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.

Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Important social, psychological, and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program."

By making this donation, Dicks Sporting Goods is helping elevate woman in sports at a young age and that is completely awesome!

For more information regarding Girls On The Run, call 915-929-3425.