[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="357" caption="The girls in their courtside seats on the sidelines."][/caption] We love it when our stores have the opportunity to get out into the community and share some Title Nine feel-good vibes. This last week our girls from the Title Nine Evanston and Lincoln Park stores were able to make some dreams come true by sponsoring 81 athletes from Girls on the Run, Girls Rock and Girls in the Game to attend a Chicago Sky WNBA game. Between giving away goodie bags and seeing Olympic Gold Medalists, they made one heck of a night out of it! [caption id="" align="alignright" width="165" caption="Title IX shirts by Chicago Sky"][/caption] Before the game the girls were able to watch the Chicago Sky team warm up which also meant they got sneak peeks of Olympic Gold Medalists up-close and personal! Too cool for them to see their idols so close! And too cool for our girls to be there and share it with them! The team also happened to be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Title IX that night and  were giving away free t-shirts and sporting warm-up jerseys in honor of the legislative bill. It was just meant to be for the crew to be there! Of course, it wouldn't be a great Title Nine event if we didn't bring along some goodies to give away to our biggest fans! So the stores brought plenty of T9 goodies and hosted a raffle to give away the surprises in the second half. Two lucky ladies went away with T9 Tee's, Smartwool Socks, and water bottles while the final Grand Prize winner scored a $250 gift card!
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="276" caption="Happy Winner!"][/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="222" caption="Loving her new bag of goodies! "][/caption]
It was so wonderful to see so many Mom's and daughters out for the game, excited to be there and having a little bit of fun. Being able to provide Girls on the Run, Girls Rock and Girls in the Game with a great experience was definitely rewarding because they are three organizations that speak directly to something we hold very highly around around here - getting at-risk girls off the sidelines and onto the field. Or in Girls Rock's case, behind a microphone! Many thanks and high-fives to those who are working to keep those organizations a success. If you'd like to learn more about Girls on the Run click here; Girls Rock, here: and Girls in the Game, here.