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February 6th – Today is National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

Do you know what today is? It’s the first Wednesday in February — which means it is National Girls and Women in Sports Day, a day to honor the athletic successes of women and girls in your community. In fact, it’s the 27th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.This year’s theme: “Girls …

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Foundation Launches on Anniversary of Skier’s Death

One year ago this week, freeskiing pioneer and X Games champion Sarah Burke tragically died, at the age of 29, from injuries sustained during a halfpipe training run. Burke was a sports icon, an activist and humanitarian. During her career, she won countless medals, trophies, and championship titles but she will be best remembered for her …

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1,500 Turn Up For Soccer Night in Newtown

Through Soccer Night in Newtown, local families and children got a chance to meet with Major League Soccer and U.S. national team stars on Monday night.  Participants came out to play in small-sided games and spend an afternoon thinking about the beautiful game rather than the devastation experienced by the Connecticut community in the wake of …

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Soccer Player Julia Blanco is Making a Difference

At Pretty Tough we get to see lots of incredible girls doing incredible things and wanted to bring your attention to one special girl we just had the pleasure of working with on a unique soccer event. Julia Blanco will be a senior at the Polytechnic School in Pasadena this fall.  She is on the varsity soccer and …

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Eco Friendly Bliss – A Natural Beauty Line Fit for an Athlete

You know what’s better than using one of Neutrogena Naturals products? Using more than one. Really–each product complements the others perfectly. I live in New York City – not generally considered the cleanest or greenest of cities. But I’m from California and feeling fresh and natural is important.  So when I got the opportunity to …

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MZ & Emmers Sports Bra Auction for Breast Cancer April 7-15

They are back at it again! Soccer player McCall Zerboni and Emma Bayer, are raising money again for breast cancer research. If you have no idea what this article is about, check out this other article for some background information on how a professional soccer player and fan came together to help make a difference. …

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Julie Foudy Announces “Choose to Matter” Contest Winners

I feel like the proud mother of 70 babies. Well, OK, 70 leadership service projects.  I truly felt that same sense of pride while reading about these awesome projects from the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy’s (JFSLA) students and the girls of our partner nonprofit, Girl Talk (and the good news is they don’t require …

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[Video] Talking With IOC Women & Sport Conference Co-Chair Michelle Kwan

You would be hard pressed to find anyone who has a bad thing to say about Michelle Kwan. She deserves and has earned all her success. While Kwan has never won an Olympic gold medal, she has become one of the greatest Olympians ever. She is far more than an extraordinary figure skater and role model …

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Basketball Star Rebecca Lobo Back On The Court Coaching Second-Graders

Seventeen years after helping lead UConn to a national championship, and nine years after retiring from the WNBA, Rebecca Lobo is back on the basketball court. Only this time, Lobo is not a UConn Husky or a Connecticut Sun, but a Blue Knight at St. Mary’s School in Simsbury, Connecticut. The Hall of Famer is …

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