Girls Sports Bras for a Cause

 

We’ve been amazed by the response to our request for donations of sports bras for girls in India who are part of Goals for Girls‘ initiative.

But we’re just blown away by the efforts of Zoe, a 12-year old, soccer-loving girl from New York state, who took our idea and ran with it. As part of her bat mitzvah preparation, she’s collected nearly 100 clean, gently-used sports bras already and is aiming even higher!

girls high school soccer teams have donated 76 sports bras thanks to Zoe C.
The girls’ varsity soccer teams of the Fayetteville-Manlius and the Jamesville-Dewitt schools (NY) donated 76 gently-used sports bras to Goals for Girls, helping needy girls stay active. Inspired by Dragonwing girlgear, the donation drive was the project of 12-year-old Zoe C.

We pleased to introduce you to this girl-empowering girl:

How did you hear about the Dragonwing campaign to collect bras for Goals for Girls?

I read about the Dragonwing campaign in Real Simple magazine and thought it would be a great mitzvah project. My Mom and I did some online research and came up with the idea of “Bras for a Cause.”

Why did you choose sports bra donations as your bat mitzvah project? 

I love soccer, and I want to help other girls stay in the game and not have to stop playing because they don’t have the right equipment. Donating a sports bra is something that’s really simple that all girls and women can help with. It doesn’t involve people spending money; they just have to look through their own drawers.

My grandparents recently traveled to India and we studied India in school, so when I saw that Goals for Girls’ next trip was to India, I was even more excited to help.

What’s your goal of how many sports bras you’ll collect?

At first, my goal was to collect 100 bras, but I’ve already reached 76 by asking the girls’ soccer teams from my area. Now I’m hoping to get at least 200. I’ve four women’s college soccer teams respond to my email request and agree to help me. So now 100 seems too easy.

What sports do you play? What do you like about playing sports?

I play soccer and basketball, and I’m going to try volleyball soon.
I love soccer because I love being part of a team and working together. I like that it’s fast paced and things can change quickly. I also love that you get to be aggressive.

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If you’d like to donate, send your clean, gently-used sports bra(s) — any size, brand, or color — to:

Goals for Girls/Dragonwing girlgear
510 Meadowmont Village Circle, #188
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

School to Sports Bra for Girls is Game Changer

I’m so excited to introduce our new School to Sport Bra! I think it’ll be a game changer for active girls everywhere.

With this super comfortable bra, there’s no need to change your bra or camisole before sports. Girls can transition right from school clothes to sports uniform or workout jersey!

New School to Sports bra, training bra, bralette for girls makes great training bra

 

Active girls will LOVE the School to Sport because:

–  Four-way stretch and sweat-wicking fabric is super soft and comfortable.
–  Longer coverage provides modesty under open armhole jerseys — like basketball and lacrosse.
–  Silver-infused mesh at sides, back, & front controls odor-causing bacteria and keeps girls cool and dry.
–  Adjustable straps provide support without digging or drooping.
–  Soft bottom band stays securely in place – no riding up or digging in.
–  High tech fabric and made-for-girls design provides sports bra comfort and support all day long.

The School to Sport Bra is great for girls of every age. It’s the perfect first bra or training bra for girls. And it’s an excellent bra for an older girl looking for support and added coverage under a loose uniform. The double-layered coverage is smooth and light. There’s no padding or — heaven forbid — underwire. And it doesn’t scream “bra!” like some bras that are marketed to girls. It’s the perfect athletic top– designed for fit and performance.

Like all Dragonwing girlgear, the School to Sport Bra  empowers girls in sports and in life!

Rock Climbing Comps & Coaches

Wow, time has sure flown by! It’s hard to believe that this is my sixth blog post as a Dragonwing girlgear Ambassador!

For the last month, every weekend has been filled with rock climbing competitions. My latest competition was super fun even though I had a cold, which left me with little energy. In that comp, I managed to flash my top 5. A “flash” is where you climb to the top of the wall with no falls or other attempts. As you can see from the photo, I’m still wearing my Un-Dee Mini Workout Shorts!

Dragonwing Ambassador Madi with rock climbing coaches at competition

A couple of weeks ago, I had a little meltdown at rock climbing class. I was doubting myself, thinking “I can’t do that” and “I haven’t progressed.” Eventually I shed a couple of tears. My coaches were so helpful and supportive and really helped me through that horrible mental block. They are amazing.

The weather here in Colorado has started to get chilly, but that doesn’t bother me. I love the cold weather because I can get into a fuzzy blanket and drink hot chocolate! Another reason I love winter is because I love skiing and snowboarding. I have been a snowboarder for a while but last winter tried out skiing and loved it! I’m looking forward to more fun in the snow this winter.

Leave a comment and tell me about your favorite winter sport or activity.

New Colors of Our Best-Selling Girl’s Sports Bra

Our new Racer Sports Bras have arrived! We’re happy to introduce the same great sports bra — made especially for preteen, tween, and teen girls — in three new color combinations.

  • White and Pink*
  • Black and Medium Gray
  • White and Sky Blue

Racer sports bra for tween, teen girl in 3 new color combinations

These new Racers have all the features girls love, all the qualities that have made the Racer our best-selling girl’s sports bra:

– Soft, supportive, double-layered, “I-don’t-even-know-it’s-there” comfort;
– Sweat-wicking, antimicrobial fabric to keep her dry and odor-free;
– Seamless, tag-free construction that won’t chafe or ride up;
– Made in the USA quality.

* As we did last year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we will donate a portion of all sales of the White and Pink bra to the UNC Breast Center to support its research and patient care services.