Hibbett Sports and Nike have donated $10,000 to ten different girls’ high school basketball programs as a part of the Support Her Sole campaign, that launched earlier this year to empower girls and women within the sneaker and sports industries.
“We could not be prouder to partner with Nike to award Support Her Sole donations to these ten teams,” said Sarah Sharp-Wangaard, VP Marketing, Hibbett. “We hope the funds help make a difference for these students so they can pursue their dreams in education and athletics and compete at the highest level in the upcoming season.”
The ten schools that were selected for the $10,000 grant, spans five different states of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Oklahoma and support their respective girl’s basketball programs from sneakers, equipment, travel, and more. Hibbett and Nike surprised each school with a check presentation last week and Hibbett will continue to conduct outreach to schools in local neighborhoods served by Hibbett and City Gear per a press release.
“Girls become part of a team and you see their whole attitude change and it teaches them that somebody is there for them that doesn’t give up on them; then they see that it’s more than basketball,” said South Cobb Lady Eagles Head Coach Lasonia White. “The team is full of standout young ladies who’ve worked together to build back better and the biggest thing is that we just want to be recognized, which is why we love that somebody chose us for this Support Her Sole award. It makes us feel like we must be doing something right.”
Check out the list of schools below that were rewarded the grant and photos and videos from the check presentation as well.