Past Event

Empowering Girls through Sport: Giving Girls a Voice and a Choice!

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Thu, Jul 17 2014 - 6:00pm

Lorrie Fair, Member, U.S. Women’s 1999 World Cup Champion Team; Former Athlete Ambassador, Right to Play; Sports Envoy for the Secretary of State
Nick Gates, Founder and Global Strategist, Coaches Across Continents
Lisa Tarver, Co-Founder and Chief Giving Officer, One World Futbol
Luis Enrique Bazán, Ph.D., Founder, Friends of Casa Generación; Associate Director for Global Social Justice and Community Action, University of San Francisco
Ben Gucciardi, Founding Director, Soccer Without Borders
Scott Golde, Founder, Sustainable Sports Travel – Moderator

For the first time in modern history, the 2012 U.S. Summer Olympic Team consisted of more females than males. The 40th anniversary of Title IX celebrates two in five young women participating in girls’ varsity sports compared to one in 27 in 1972. NGOs worldwide are using sports as a vehicle to raise awareness, build confidence and educate young women and girls about health issues, including HIV, unwanted pregnancies and STDs. Enjoy some of the remarkable success stories and difficult challenges from these extraordinary people changing lives in the Americas, Asia and Africa by getting back to the basics of playing.