The SheIS Fund is set up to advance amateur girls and women’s sports leagues across the US and Canada through programing which improves confidence, encourages on-going participation in sports, and provides interactions with female athletic role models.
All gifts help to support the efforts of our donation partner, Fast & Female. This incredible not-for-profit organization, founded in 2005, is led by two great competitors and friends – Olympic Gold Medalists Chandra Crawford and Kikkan Randall. Girls quit sports at 6 times the rate of boys (Enorksen, E., 2011) and Fast and Female is an organization born to change the culture around girls in sport by introducing them to inspiring athlete role models.
Fast & Female hosts engaging, athlete-led, non-competitive events all over the US and Canada. Half-day “Champ Chats” and full day “Summits” utilize a network of more than 400 professional female athletes to help mentor and inspire young female athletic participation. Participants develop general athleticism, make friends, and are inspired to stick with sports. Parents and coaches enjoy seminars from experts in psychology, nutrition, and youth development.
Check out the impact of Fast & Female’s work here.