BENEFITING: Dream Big!
Help Dream Big! celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Title IX on Friday, June 23rd, the day it was enacted in 1972, by donating $45 to purchase either a pair of sneakers or cleats for a female athlete in need.
Our goal is to fund 100 pairs of sneakers for 100 student athletes from underserved communities on June 23rd as we celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Title IX.
Please join us and be part of this very important day by making a $45 dollar donation below so we are able to give 100 more girls and young women the proper footwear they need to participate in sports!
Dream Big! programs have impacted over 30,000 girls in underserved communities since 2010!
Great message below from an article written by Christine Brennan, USA TODAY Sports
"For much of the 20th century, this nation made a huge mistake. It denied half of its population the opportunity to learn about teamwork, sportsmanship, physical fitness, confidence and winning and losing at a young age. Boys were allowed to play sports. Girls mostly were not. This happened for generations. Then, on June 23, 1972 — six days after the Watergate break-in, ironically enough — President Richard Nixon signed Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibited high schools and colleges that receive federal funding from discriminating on the basis of gender in any program or activity, including sports.
It took a decade or two for Title IX to get going, but the floodgates were ready to open, and they did. What happened is what you see in your neighborhood, multiplied by thousands of neighborhoods: Millions of girls and women playing sports, filling the athletic fields you drive by every day, so omnipresent that they barely attract your attention anymore. Had you driven by those fields 45 years ago, the only girls you would have seen are those who had run over to tell their brothers it was time to come home for dinner."