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Carrie Underwood Pays It Forward to Female Athletes

Carrie Underwood knows the value of having a great team around her. So Carrie’s lifestyle brand, Calia by Carrie Underwood, has partnered with Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation in an effort to support girls youth sports teams across the country.

The two companies have teamed up to donate $500,000 in Sports Matter grants.

Underwood presented the first grant of $100,000 to the Checotah School District Girls Athletic Programs in her hometown of Checotah, Okla. recently according to NewsOK.

“Being active in youth sports while growing up helped set the foundation and passion for making fitness an important part of my life today. Participating in sports also taught me important life lessons about dedication and teamwork. Through this donation, we want to make sure there are plenty of opportunities for girls to play sports in Checotah for years to come,” the country star says in a press release

Additionally, Dick’s Foundation will partner with Underwood’s C.A.T.S (Checotah, Animal, Town and School) Foundation and Brian Terry, Checotah High School Principal and Athletic Director, to allocate the Sports Matter grant to the girls softball, track and field, basketball, cheerleading and golf teams.

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