Local Athlete Justina Benvenuto Participates in GirlSports Challenge: Last Week To Vote

"Don't you wish you threw like a girl!" Justina Benvenuto wants your vote for the GirlSports Challenge. Credits: Danny Gerlach

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Justina Benvenuto, from Berkeley Heights, accepted the GirlSports Challenge and asks for your vote!

Girls Scouts promotes health, fitness and leadership and through a partnership with Nestle they created the GirlSports Challenge to see the girls in action. The GirlSports Challenge is showcasing girls who know the importance of staying healthy through physical activity.

GirlSports asked girls, ages 13 and older, to upload a picture of themselves onto the Girl Scouts Facebook page showing the participant actively playing a sport.  "After all, the benefits of exercising and playing sports are endless," as said on the GirlSports website. 

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Justina, a seventh grade student at St. Vincent De Paul School in Stirling, is an active Girl Scout Cadette earning her Silver Award. She has been pitching since she was eight years old and currently plays for the Panthers Travel Team out of Bridgewater.

 Click here to visit the Girl Scouts GirlSports Facebook page and vote for Justina. You can vote multiple times until the deadline of Sept. 14, 2014. 

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