The Philadelphia Eagles celebrated the 37th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day on February 1 with operation worm Design, manufacture and distribute 30,000 sports bras throughout the tri-state area. As part of last year’s unprecedented $100,000 equipment donation to increase access to youth sports for girls, the initiative now serves 10,000 to 15,000 additional girls attending middle and high school in Philadelphia. is expanded to provide
Philadelphia Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said: “Participating in sport has many benefits and these opportunities should be spread equally to boys and girls of all ages.
“In our efforts to grow the game of football, what we have seen over the years is that too many obstacles set young girls aside. We identified this issue last year and found that one-time donations…are not sustainable. We wanted to think more innovatively, the background is that with the right equipment you can compete safely, comfortably and confidently,” added Lurie.
According to researchhave noted that personal barriers, such as lack of sport-related self-confidence and limited resources at home, are the main causes of reluctance for girls to participate in sport. When removed, it leads to many physical, social and personal benefits, and even helps open the door to higher education.
The Sports Bra pilot program models Operation Warm’s mission to connect underserved children to the community resources they need to thrive. Sports bras are designed, manufactured, manufactured, stored and shipped exclusively by Operation Warm. Each girl participating in the program will be provided with 2-3 sports her bras to ensure they are well equipped and properly equipped for the competition.
Grace Sica, Executive Director of Operation Warm, said: “Paving a way for athletes in need is an exciting step forward for our mission. A sports bra is an essential piece of equipment, but it is also a gift that gives confidence through participation in sport.”