January 09, 2007 20:53 ET

Playtex Sport Launches $25,000 Essay Contest to Choose a Team Player of the Year for 2007

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 9, 2007 -- In October 2007, Playtex Sport will announce the winner of its new Playtex Sport Team Player of the Year Essay Contest who will be awarded $25,000 cash for their education. The contest is open to young women between 13 and 24 years old. To enter, they need to logon to the Playtex Sport website,, and submit an essay explaining what being a team player means to them.


Each month starting this November, the judges will pick a Playtex® Sport™ Team Player of the Month who will win a $2500 scholarship. A second check for $2500 will be sent to the winner's non-profit charity of choice. The monthly winner's essay and photo will be featured on all month long. In addition, a Team Player of the Year will be picked from the 11 monthly winners.

Olympic swimmer Katie Hoff and professional soccer player Abby Wambach will help choose the final $25,000 winner from the eleven monthly winners. Both women are also captains of Team Playtex Sport and were chosen for their leadership both on and off the field.

"I'm excited to add a new Team Player to Team Playtex Sport every month," Abby Wambach said. "The winners don't have to be athletes -- but can be any girl who plays with confidence, demonstrates dependability, consistent commitment and a 'winning' attitude."

"As one of the captains of Team Playtex Sport, I want to help make sure every girl has the confidence needed to lead an active lifestyle," Katie Hoff said. "The Playtex Sport essay contest is designed to give young women that confidence while also helping them pay for their education." Playtex Sport announced the year-long essay contest on the Playtex Sport sponsored pink carpet at the Women's Sports Foundation Annual Women in Sports Awards dinner this past October.

Many athletes and celebrities, including Sheryl Crow and Martina Navratilova, attended the event where Playtex Sport was recognized for their dedication to instilling confidence in young female athletes.

"It's been great to be a part of the movement and see women athletes having the opportunities and excelling in so many fields," Navratilova said.

The entry deadline is August 31, 2007

For complete details, log on at

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