“For many years, women have been seen for their looks, but not for their athletic ability. Because of Title IX, women have been given a platform to display their talents through sports, and to be treated equally for it. It paved the way for women to compete at their highest potential, and to rise above the status quo. To me, being a college athlete has not only become a part of who I am, but it has increased my self-confidence, given me the will to fight back when things get difficult, and to believe in the impossible. When women participate in sports, it becomes a beautiful form of self-expression.”
– Kimberly Rodriguez, SuperSTARS Leadership Academy alumnus, Sophomore and student athlete at John Jay College
We’re gearing up for February 7, 2018 which marks the 32nd Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). The 2018 theme is “Play Fair, Play IX.” #NGWSD is a time to celebrate the extraordinary achievements in girls and women’s sports and the positive influence athletic participation brings to their lives. NGWSD recognizes the ongoing effort towards equality and access for women in sports and the nation’s commitment to expand sport and participation opportunities for all girls and future generations just like Kim. Proud to be a part of the fight for equality and access!! Check out more stories about the power of sport here.