Sports Equality & Reading: An Eight Woman Collaboration
Lana Brown, Colette Clause, Sandra Haugo, Brittany Kronmiller, Lauren Harmon, Jenny Pearson, Helen Moser Petersen, Doriene Smither from five different organizations partnered to present a six week summer reading program at an Indianapolis inner city community center for 25 fourth and fifth graders. Students learned about seven athletes who overcame challenges, became champions and then bettered the world for others through sports. These Champion Reads® athletes were: Arthur Ashe, James Blake, Jean Driscoll, Billie Jean King, Sam McNew, Gale Sayers, and George Taliaferro.
(CRC members in bold).
Carmel Racquet Club
Colette Clause, Lauren Harmon, Jenny Pearson, Sandra Haugo, Helen Petersen
Hamilton County Community Tennis Association/HCCTA
Provided the curriculum and program coordination
Helen Moser Petersen
Boner Fitness and Learning Center
Provided the students and student transportation
Brittany Kronmiller, Lana Brown
Indianapolis Public Library, East Washington Branch
Provided meeting space
The NGWSD 2019 theme is “Lead Her Forward”
Title IX ensures that students receive educational opportunities free from discrimination based on sex. It’s a short and simple law, but it has truly changed the game for girls and women in sports.
NGWSD Sponsored by Women’s Sports Foundation
WSF was founded in 1974 by tennis legend, Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation is dedicated to creating leaders by providing girls access to sports.