LEWISTON, Idaho – In honor of National Girls & Women in Sports Day on Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Lewis-Clark State College Movement & Sport Sciences Division is holding a sports bra drive in support of The Sports Bra Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to sports for women and girls by removing barriers to participation.
The Sports Bra Project provides new sports bras to women and girls in areas where they are not easily obtainable. The Project was founded by Sarah Dwyer-Shick, assistant men’s soccer coach at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. During a trip to Namibia in 2015, Dwyer-Shick brought some sports bras to give as gifts to young soccer players in the African country, but quickly learned that several of the women’s players, even on the national team, did not have sports bras. Through her soccer-related travels, she learned the need is broad for sports bras.
Since 2017, the Project has donated more than 4,000 sports bras to 26 countries.
The Movement & Sports Science Division is accepting donations of new sports bras through Feb. 12. Donations can be dropped off at the division office or division chair Heather Van Mullem’s office, both located in Activity Center West on the LC State campus during normal 8 a.m.-5 p.m. business hours Monday-Friday. All new sports bras will be donated to The Sports Bra Project.
For more information on the drive, contact Van Mullem at either 208-792-2781 or [email protected].