It’s a not-so-secret fact that the President is a huge sports fan. From spring training to March Madness this is a particularly great month for fans everywhere. (However, my bracket is totally busted. Thanks Duke). While watching sports is great, playing them is even better. With the First Lady’s call to action on her Let’s Move! campaign, it’s fantastic to see people everywhere build teamwork, confidence, and a sense of accomplishment through sports. Growing up in Arizona I was given opportunities to participate in any sport I wanted from golf to baseball and yes, even football, not everyone is lucky to have those same privileges. One amazing woman is working to change that.
In this edition of “Women Working to Do Good”, HelloGiggles sits down with Elizabeth Stanton, a young woman using her photographic exhibit of inspiring female athletes to empower woman across the globe. The author writes,
Elizabeth has found that women from all walks of life – from women coming from well off families, to those traveling from the jungle – experience the same enjoyment and accomplishment through sports. She says sporting programs have the potential to allow women to surprise themselves. “They gain much more than what they expected and theyʼre going to make the time for it,” she says.
Elizabeth has dedicated her time to sharing female success stories and changing the perception of women and sports worldwide and that’s a winning idea.
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Ronnie Cho is an Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement.