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In the midst of the NCAA's March Madness, the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced an international sports exchange that brought 18 teenage girl athletes and 6 female coaches from all corners of the globe to Washington, D.C., and Denver, Colorado as part of the Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative.
"Playing sports gives a girl the feeling of empowerment, ...how to become a better, stronger character."
As part of their efforts to empower women and girls through sports, Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and ESPN President, John Skipper, announced the U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program.
In partnership with USA Track and Field and the Oregon Track Club, the U.S Department of State organized a dynamic track and field program to empower women and girls.
Education-1st Hawaii partnered with USA Rugby and New Zealand Rugby Union to deliver their Game Plan Rugby Academy in Hawaii.
Partnering with the NCAA, USA Basketball, and WNBA, the U.S. Department of State led a fast-paced and exciting basketball program surrounding the events of the Women’s NCAA Final Four.
The U.S. State Department welcomed a group from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for the first Sports Visitor program of the new year.
Partnering with US Soccer, the U.S. State Department sent former Women’s National Team Players Tracey Noonan and Shannon MacMillan to a sports envoy program in Guatemala.
Partnering with the NBA and WNBA and working closely with U.S. Embassy Athens, the U.S. State Department sent basketball envoys to Athens and Thessaloníki in Greece.
The University of Minnesota conducted the International Sports Connection (ISC) program through an International Sports Programming Initiative Grant in Uganda.