North Decatur Students Named Nike Game Growers for Indiana Fever

The Indiana Fever have once again joined forces with Nike, the NBA and WNBA for a second season of Game Growers.

Created for girls 13 years or older in seventh or eighth grade, Game Growers offers a unique and empowering opportunity for girls to share their ideas on how to encourage more girls to play sports.

On Friday, the Fever surprised students Breanna McBride and Cecilia Barber from North Decatur Junior-Senior High School in Greensburg, Indiana after the two were officially selected as Fever co-captains for this year’s Nike Game Growers Program.

“It’s means a lot to empower girls to get more active and it’s really exciting,” McBride replied.

Their surprise visit included a personally recorded message from Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell, that the two watched on a computer before being presented with their Game Grower certificates and Fever swag bag, filled with plenty of Fever gear.

As co-captains the two will lead the development of their idea to grow sports for girls.

“We’re hoping to set up a summer plan to talk to girls about health and motivate them to participate in sports,” Barber said.

Last season, Fever Game Growers winners Charlee and Olivia were chosen for their Girls Got Game 2 plan to have ten two-day camps in the summer. These camps focus on the fundamentals of sports, as well as making sure girls are having fun. Learn more here: