In honor of Women’s History Month, Athletes for Hope would like to highlight an AFH member who’s been making history on the pitch and in her community: Julie Foudy. For the past seven years Julie has been a passionate AFH member and AFH Board Member as she brings her trademark commitment and intensity to growing Athletes for Hope as an organization. During her illustrious soccer career, Julie was a key part of the US Women’s Soccer dynasty playing in four Women’s World Cups, and three Summer Olympic Games from 1991 to 2004. In 2007, Julie was inducted to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Julie has used her athletic platform to compile an equally impressive resume of activism and charitable involvement. Ranging from activism for children’s rights to her extensive work for gender equality in sports, Julie has epitomized the mission of Athletes for Hope through her actions. Most recently, Julie again used sport to make the world a better place. Julie partnered with AFH member Ann Gaffigan in running the Los Angeles Marathon to raise funds for Magic Bus, an organization that uses sport to break the cycle of poverty in underserved communities across India. Click here to learn more about Magic Bus: http://www.magicbususa.org/.