A sports bra can mean the difference between a girl sitting on the sidelines and being able to play. Without the proper coverage, fit, and support of a sports bra, girls are often too self-conscious or uncomfortable being physically active, so they miss out on the many life- and skill-building benefits – and fun – that sports and athletic activity convey. As a parent, I know that a great sports bra can help give my daughter the opportunity to play her best.
This is especially true for girls in the developing world. That’s why we’ve partnered with our good friends at Goals for Girls to bring sports bras to teen girls in India. Goals for Girls connects girls from different countries and backgrounds with their peers around the world to address social and health challenges through cultural exchange, service, and soccer. Earlier this year, I saw the power of these exchanges when the U15 Women’s National Soccer Team from Jordan visited North Carolina.
“Sports bras are our most-needed item,” says Cindy Parlow Cone, soccer superstar, coach, and Dragonwing spokesperson. As part of Goals for Girls, she’s leading a team of US teen girl soccer players to India in January for a ten-day cultural exchange, including lots of soccer playing.
We’re hoping to send Cindy and the US Goals for Girls delegation to India with a suitcase full of sports bras, generously donated by the Dragonwing girlgear community.
To help, please donate a clean, gently-used sports bra (any size, brand, or color) to:
Goals for Girls/Dragonwing
510 Meadowmont Village Circle, #188
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Include your name and email address in the package with the donated bra(s). As a token of our thanks, we’ll send you a promo code good for $5 off your next Dragonwing purchase.
Thank you for helping empower girls in sports & in life!