Title IX, a section of the Education Amendments, which were changes to the Higher Education Act, as written when signed into law by President Richard Nixon on June 23, 1972:
"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
Those 37 words changed the course of education and sports in America.
See how our members are recognizing and celebrating
50 years of Title IX within their events and communities!
Stories of Celebration:
Jamie Burke - US Rugby Hall of Fame Inductee
"We should celebrate Jamie Burke during the 50 Years of Title IX celebration. She is the most capped United States player for the USA Rugby Women’s National Team with 51 caps. She appeared in three world cups, and captained the 2010 team. She was named the 2010 International Rugby Board’s Dream Team, Rugby World’s All-Time Greatest 15s team, and inducted into the US Rugby Hall of Fame."
Submited by: Rebekah Bryant, Account Sales Executive - Youth Sports and Religous, Druty Hotels Company, LLC
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Linda Lanker - Spokane Sports
"Although Linda has had a very successful athletic and coaching career, we would like to highlight all her hard work with Spokane Sports. Linda serves as the Officials and Volunteer Coordinator. This past winter, we opened a new facility in Spokane, Washington called The Podium, which features a 200-meter hydraulic banked track. Linda was instrumental in the success of our inaugural track and field season. She created a robust Officials and Volunteers program from the ground up by reaching out to over 100 local members of the community. These individuals were then trained and certified to become track and field officials. With Linda’s help, we were able to complete a successful track and field season, hosting 22 competition days over two months. In addition, Linda Lanker created a “Learn by Doing” Clinic, bringing Olympic track and field athletes to Spokane to help provide instructional information to high school coaches and athletes. This event was an informative, hands-on educational track and field experience that allowed locals to learn from our country’s elite athletes and coaches. Linda also has helped the Inland Northwest community by obtaining grants for athletes and children who are unserved."
Submitted by: Erin Magnuson, Content Specialist, Spokane Sports
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Contact Bonny Bernat at Bonny@SportsETA.org.