In this week’s news of note, we look at how the sports world is doing good by helping others and shattering stereotypes. Plus, we remember coaching legend Pat Summitt.
Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s charity Hope to Dream and the Salvation Army partnered with the Dallas Cowboys to give over 100 under-served children the ultimate sleepover in the Cowboys’ home stadium. The kids slept on beds provided by Ashley HomeStore and spent time with players and cheerleaders. After the epic slumber party, Ashley HomeStore let every child keep the bed they slept on, and even delivered them to each child’s home. (Huffington Post)
U.S. Women’s soccer star Alex Morgan has officially partnered with Always’ #LikeAGirl to empower young girls to stay active and play sports. (Mashable)
For the first time, Ad Week has named their 30 Most Powerful Women in Sports to celebrate and recognize all the ground-breaking work women are doing in the industry. Whether they’re on the court or in the board room, this list proves that women are integral to the sports world. Many of the winners are also AdWeek Brand Geniuses and all will be celebrated during the Clio Sports gala in New York on July 7th. (AdWeek)
Pat Summitt, a coaching legend, passed away this Tuesday. As the coach of the University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball team, she led her team to 8 NCAA titles, 18 Final Fours, more than 1,098 wins, and is described as a pioneer for all female athletics. Her presence on and off the court shattered female stereotypes and paved the path to success for countless female collegiate and professional athletes. (CBS Sports)