In honor of International Women’s Day, The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation announced today they are celebrating female athletes across the U.S. by providing funding to girls youth sports teams in need.
The DICK’S Foundation will fully-fund all girls Sports Matter projects currently on DonorsChoose.org. The Sports Matter program works to address the growing issues of underfunded youth athletics nationwide through equipment, uniform and monetary donations.
This announcement comes on a day where groups are celebrating ways to make a positive difference for women worldwide.
“This year, we are celebrating International Women’s Day by funding more than 2,600 female youth athletes through our Foundation’s partnership with DonorsChoose.org,” said Lauren Hobart, President of DICK’S Sporting Goods and The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation. ”At DICK’S we believe that sports make people better and we are committed to supporting all youth athletes in need through our Sports Matter program.”
Since 2014, DICK’S and the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation have pledged more than $50 million to support youth sports teams and leagues in need, impacting more than one million youth athletes nationwide.