Carrie Underwood’s Calia Brand Helping Girls’ Sports Throughout May
Carrie Underwood is looking to do some good for young female athletes in May: The country star, through her own Calia fitness and lifestyle brand, has partnered with Dick’s Sporting Goods to help fund girls’ sports programs.
Throughout the month of May, Calia and Dick’s Sporting Goods, through the Dick’s Foundation, will pledge a total of $200,000 to about 100 girls’ sports teams around the United States; they’re selecting projects via DonorsChoose.org. The effort is part of the Dick’s Foundation’s larger commitment to support girls’ sports with a total of $500,000 in grants and donations.
Their combined efforts in 2017 are the third time that Calia and the Dick’s Foundation have made such donations. In 2016, the brands awarded $100,000 to girls’ athletic programs in Underwood’s hometown of Checotah, Okla.; they also gave $100,000 to Houston, Texas’ Aldine Independent School District for the same purpose.
Underwood grew up playing sports in Checotah, and she credits doing so with helping to build her confidence.
“Sports were a big part of my life growing up, so it’s important to me that girls across the country get those same opportunities,” the singer says in a press release. “We are empowering hundreds of girls across the country to learn, grow and dream, teaching them to do what they love later in life.”
Visit SportsMatter.org to learn more about Calia and the Dick’s Foundation’s efforts.
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