Sports Equality & Reading: An Eight Woman Collaboration
Summer 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana

These women and girls are being recognized on February 6, 2019, by the National Girls & Women in Sports Day sponsored by the Women’s Sports Foundation (Billie Jean King founder). 

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
Provided volunteers
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
Doriene Smither

Indiana Spine Group and Medical Academic Center
Provided Champion Reads® books for all the students
Sandra Haugo

Lauren Harmon (L), Colette Clouse           Doriene Smither (L-R), Jenny Pearson, Helen Petersen 

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.


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