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T9 Vocabulary Lesson: Regulator and Woolicious

We love product reviews as much as you do. And we thought it’s high time to take the conversations had over mixing our oatmeal here in the kitchen, zooming around on scooters, and waiting for the next workout and put them down on “paper” for you. Rebecca, our Director of Retail, is always waiting for next years Regulator, and Alice, of Alice’s Picks, is lovin’ the Woolicious this year. Here’s their take.

Take it, or leave it 😉

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Title Nine From Behind the Lens

Almost as a perfect example of how we do things around here, when photographer Laura Barisonzi learned about Title Nine she reached out to us interested in working together, and next thing you know she was on a plane headed west. When it’s good, it’s good and we won’t waste any time seizing an opportunity. Who says we don’t like the East Coast? As T9ers you already know that the shots turned out fabulous and we couldn’t be more excited to have a new, vivacious and outgoing gal on our team. Glad to have you on board, Laura!

 *the following post was featured on the blog of “Wonderful Machine Cog“, a marketing engine for commercial photographers*  

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Staff Favorites

All the new Fall product has arrived in our Customer Service department and with the girls running around trying on every piece of it they can, we thought it’s high time we pass on some of their favorites and the feedback. Enjoy!

 

Jackie on the Hybrid Jacket

“I love HYBRID ANYTHINGGGG! So I love the Hybrid Jacket! The material so soft yet so versatile and tough! It’s something you put on quickly and can wear it anywhere! It’s warm without being too warm, and I love the colors it comes in! I own the Hybrid Pullover, and hopefully will be a proud owner of a Hybrid Jacket soon!”

 

 

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Celebrating Title IX’s Birthday with Chicago Sky

The girls in their courtside seats on the sidelines.

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!

Title IX shirts by Chicago Sky

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!

Happy Winner!

Loving her new bag of goodies!

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.

 

   

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Power of Nine Winner – In More Ways Than One

This is a guest post from our gal who works in eCommerce, Amy. She worked directly with the winners from our Power of Nine Challenge and has such been in constant contact with Jamie the Grand Prize winner, organizing her plane tickets to our Title 9K in Chicago. Amy intended to write a piece focused on Jamie and her back story, who she is and where she’s from, how she found Title Nine and the like. But when she got to writing all the facts flew out the window and a description of Jamie as a person, a wonderful person, came to fruition in their place. Enjoy.

I work in Marketing. Behind a screen. Sending out any vibes I can through the tips of my fingers, rapidly pushing on the keys in front of me. Conveying to everyone how happy their excitement and pleasure in our product and our company makes me can be a challenge for a girl with a limited vocabulary. I often find myself at a loss of words and half ashamed to continually tell them they are “awesome, amazing, wonderful, and beautiful”, but in reality, that’s what they are. These women I’ve found myself connecting with are INCREDIBLE women. Incredible. They are doing their part to make the day okay. In any small way they can. Today I received the picture from our gal the Grand Prize winner from the Power of 9 giveaway, and the sight of it brought me to tears. I mean, look at her! 🙂 Her smile was and is, one of the most genuine, gleeful, proud and honestly thrilled to be in the moment photos I’ve seen in a long time. Sheer, complete, truthful joy! The look on her face wearing her new Title 9 t-shirt with a tennis racket, golf club and soccer ball in one hand, is a look I’m certain parents have the privilege of enjoying on their kids on a summer day. She’s beautiful. She’s happy. And to top it off, she had just finished her fastest mile as part of her T9K training program 🙂 She’s a teacher. She has daughters. And she’s enjoying every last moment of her summer that she can. And taking the time that I know she doesn’t have to put on her new shirt, find some props, and talk someone into taking her picture to send to the pesky marketing gal at the home office. Jamie my dear, you are a doll. You put in more than one exclamation point despite it being a grammatical error because dang it, you’re excited. We sign our emails “love”. We address each other by our initials. You’re my long lost Midwestern pen pal. Thank you for reminding me what life is all about and how wonderful it will continue to be… if you let it. If you’re open to it. You are a beautiful gal – there are far too few like you. Rock on JMG – you’re going to be great come that October race day.

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