The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and CALIA by Carrie Underwood, a fitness and lifestyle brand created in partnership with DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) and multi-platinum superstar, Carrie Underwood, announced plans to fully fund girls team sports projects on education crowdfunding platform, DonorsChoose.org. Pledging a $200,000 commitment, together CALIA by Carrie Underwood and The DICK’S Foundation will fund an estimated 100 teams across the country in the month of May.
The pledge marks the third Sports Matter donation on behalf of CALIA by Carrie Underwood and The DICK’S Foundation, as a part of its broader $500,000 commitment to support girls youth sports across the country. Two grants were previously awarded in 2016: $100,000 to Underwood’s alma mater, Checotah (Okla.) School District’s Girls Athletic programs and $100,000 to Aldine Independent School District’s Girls Athletic programs in Houston, TX.
“Sports were a big part of my life growing up, so it’s important to me that girls across the country get those same opportunities,” said CALIA Lead Designer, Carrie Underwood. “Through Sports Matter, CALIA and The DICK’S Foundation, we are empowering hundreds of girls across the country to learn, grow and dream, teaching them to do what they love later in life.”
Through its Sports Matter program, DICK’S Sporting Goods and The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation made a multi-year $50 million commitment to raise awareness and support youth sports programs facing budget shortfalls. To date thousands of teams and leagues have been support by DICK’S and its Foundation’s efforts to champion local youth sports.