The St Louis SLAM is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to empower the development and well being of youth and families within our community, with a particular focus on Service, Fitness, Health & Education. We support this mission by providing the practical tools necessary to enrich the lives of our community and develop and implement resourceful and valuable programs that contribute directly to our Core Purpose.
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The SLAM Organization provides the opportunity for a diverse group of women to participate in a sport once played exclusively by men. Women of all ages, races, religions, cultures, and physical talents are encouraged to tryout and play. The only requirement is a passion for and a desire to play football. The SLAM coaching staff and general managers recognize the importance of providing a quality experience for SLAM players.
As little girls, we grew up longing to play a sport that we watched our brothers play and our fathers coach. When we asked if we could play we were told “no.” Today, if a young girl asks her mother “will I be able to play football?” The answer will be an enthusiastic “Yes!” Football is a sport that allows women to hit hard, run fast, and develop a mentally tough psyche. Football also requires year round conditioning and strength training of the body and mind of all body types, heights, and weights.
SLAM players are committed to giving back to the community. We promote women’s health awareness by sponsoring such fundraising events hosted by the Susan B. Komen Foundation and the March of Dimes. We have collected and raised money for the St. Louis Police Department to help defer medical costs for officers injured in the line of duty. We have showcased youth coed inner city flag football games at half time of home games in hopes to encourage other young people to participate in sports. SLAM Players have also made appearances at talent competitions at inner city elementary schools and the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club.
Each day, practice, and game that we get the opportunity to walk on the field and experience an aspect of this game, - a block, reception, tackle, pass completion, interception, scoring drive – we are living a dream. We are living our passion.