Join RAGE as they launch their first event in a series which will focus on CONFIDENCE, LEADERSHIP AND GENDER EQUALITY for female athletes. During this inspiring night, we will hear from Shamila Koestani who was the first captain of the Afgan women’s soccer team and won the Arthur Ashe Courage award in 2006. Shamila will talk about how she overcame great adversity growing up as a woman in Afghanistan and how she began playing soccer, a risky sport in a conservative country. She will talk about how soccer gave her confidence, power, and helped her find her voice.
Shamila will be followed by a showing of TOMBOY, an incredibly powerful short documentary which explores the obstacles that young girls encounter on the recreational sport stage, the stereotypes, language issues and cultural disparities that follow. Interviews include four-time World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn, Little League World Series pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis, and Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers-Drysdale, and many more — features female stories and perspectives.
Q & A to follow.
Tickets are limited so please RSVP today. This event will educate, motivate and inspire you and your female athlete. Don’t miss out!