Meet the Team
FORMERLY: Former Game On! Director of Softball and Camp Director
My Dream: For girls everywhere to be able and proud to say they throw like a girl!
- Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls Assistant Camp Director and Softball Station Head inaugural summer 2007
- Director of Softball Clinics for Deerfield Youth Baseball & Softball Association, DYBSA (4 yrs)
- Graduated from University of Tampa, May 2006, Bachelors Degree in Sports Management
- Member of University of Tampa Spartan Varsity softball team 2002 – 2006
- Member of the USA Women’s Softball team – member of gold medal team, 2005 Maccabiah International Games, Israel
- Member of USA Women’s Softball team participating in the 2007 Maccabiah Pan American Games in Argentina
- Past coach of JCC Maccabi Softball Team (2 yrs)
- Girls travel softball coach on the Northshore (4 yrs)
- Softball instructor for girls of all ages, group and private
- Years of experience as summer camp counselor
- Sports Played in High School: 4 years of Volleyball, 4 Years of Gymnastics, 4 Years of Softball
Where can you find Sara when not a the Game On! office?
On the volleyball court, the softball field, coaching girls softball, pushing her limits at the Crossfit gym, cheering on her favorite teams at professional sporting games, traveling or hanging with her family, friends & playing with her sweet puppy nephew Bleu.
Dislikes: Bananas, Distance Running & Boys who think they are better than girls.
Jenny Beam Borkowski
Jenny joined the Game On! Team full-time in the fall of 2015 after having an incredible summer as the lacrosse director at our Chicago camp. In addition to her work spreading the Game On! message, Jenny also loves the opportunities to coach classes and events.
Prior to Game On!, Jenny served as the Director of Girls Programming at Chicago Youth Lacrosse, where she was responsible for overseeing the girls teams as well as coaching the U9, U11, and high school teams. She’s been fortunate to gain extensive lacrosse coaching experience around the world – coaching a club team in Milan, Italy; a high school team in Langley, Virginia; and a college club team at North Dakota State University in Fargo.
She spent four years in Fargo working in the sports information office and taught middle school English in Baltimore, Maryland prior to coming to the Midwest. She has also coached youth swimming, soccer, and field hockey. She graduated from Penn State (Go Nittany Lions!) in 2006 with a degree in sports journalism and played three years on the varsity field hockey team.
In her free time, she loves to run, bike, and play soccer. She also loves to curl up with a good book (Harry Potter is a favorite) or to watch a movie (Star Wars!). She lives in Chicago with her husband Brad and their two goofy cats, Becks and Pachinko.
My favorite quote: “Nothing should stand in the way of strong girls with bold dreams.” – Barack Obama
You can quote me: “Girlstrong isn’t just a camp thing. It’s an everyday attitude. Be strong, be confident, be courageous.”
Maria comes to Game On! with extensive experience in marketing, communications, social media, and program development, most recently in the healthcare sector. Originally hailing from Chicago, she relocated to Boulder with her husband and two young children in 2013 for the fresh air, sunshine, and mountains of Colorado.
From a young age, Maria’s parents encouraged her and her two older sisters to always be engaged in sports to develop confidence, stay active, and learn how to function as a part of a team. Today, she strives to pass on those important principles to her five nieces and her own daughter. And really, any girl that she meets!
Maria stays active by running, practicing yoga, hiking, skiing, and keeping up with her two kids. She also loves gardening, cooking, working to bring their 1980’s home into the current century, and spending time with family and friends.
You can quote me: “Game On!’s mission is so near and dear to my heart, and I am so excited to reach the Boulder community with it. Encouragement to play sports during these young years made such a huge, ongoing impact on my life. I can’t wait to bring that to the girls of Boulder County.”
Favorite Quote: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – Maya Angelou
Fun Fact: Maria was born in Naples, Italy and lived in three states before the age of 10.
Debra joined the Game On! team in April 2016 with an extensive background in marketing, public relations and non-profit communications. She has worked throughout the Northeast Ohio community as an independent consultant with an emphasis on education and healthcare. She is proud to call the land of CLE her lifelong home and currently lives less than two miles from where she grew up! Debra graduated from Washington University in St. Louis where she met her husband of now 17 years. Together they are the proud parents of three children and a newly added cockapoo puppy named Raider. When she’s not spreading the word about the fabulousness of Game On! camps and programs, you can find Debra running, practicing yoga or carpooling her children to their activities. She often jokes that her second home is the ice rink where her daughters figure skate or the tennis court where her son plays tennis.
My favorite quote: “A person’s a person no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss in Horton Hears a Who