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To those before us…

Posted on General June 23, 2017 by Mary George

 
I took my daughter to her first travel lacrosse tournament this past weekend and I did not think twice about it being an all girls’ lacrosse tournament until I was reminded of the anniversary of Title IX. There were at least 8 fields of girls teams from all over the south ranging in age from 8 to 17. Games began at 8am and continued throughout the weekend. This is where we are in 2017 thanks to the signing and passing of Title IX on June 23, 1972 by President Richard Nixon. This law prohibited high schools and colleges that receive federal funding from discriminating on the basis of gender in any program or activity, including sports.  This is possibly one of the most successful laws ever to be put into play- no pun intended. In a recent USA Today Article, Donna de Varona, Olympic gold medalist and Title IX advocate said, “The passage of Title IX 45 years ago changed the trajectory of American women, thus transforming our culture. We found our way into space, onto the Supreme Court and into the high echelons of politics. In the sporting arena, we became visible affirmations of what is possible, offering up strong, confident role models for future generations.”
So as you cheer your daughters on in their soccer, field hockey, dance, cross country, tennis, lacrosse, volleyball, basketball, swimming, hockey, golf and other sports and activities that they do today, remember those who made this possible – Billie Jean King, Katherine Switzer, Misty Copeland, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Manon Rheaume, Mo’ne Davis, Venus and Serena Williams, the 1999 Women’s National World Cup Soccer team, Pat Summitt and so many others. Dare to dream girls! You can change the world!
 
 
—Mary & Claire

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Wonder Women

Posted on General May 10, 2017 by Mary George

Over the last six months I have been overwhelmed with the incredible, amazing, wonderful power of women. The strength to show their perseverance and the amazing support that women have for one another. I often wonder if the reason women are put and pushed down so often is because there is a fear of their power and strength of what they can truly achieve in this world. It is most likely far superior to anything that we have seen as of yet.

I have been blessed with seeing the strength of women especially in my peers, friends and family. Their ability to be present Mothers, work outside the home, develop fulfilling relationships and manage not only their lives but others all while leaning in, should be applauded. And I do not mean a sit down quiet clap, I mean a standing, yell at the top of your lungs, jump up and down, drop the mic ovation! So as we approach Mother’s Day, remember those special women in your life and all that they do for you.

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

—Mary & Claire

 

 

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