Celebrate Title IX's 50th Anniversary with Us

On June 23, 1972, Title IX was signed into law and changed the game for girls and women in sports. Today, we celebrate the impact this law by sharing stories, amplifying voices and showing love to the girls and women in and around sports.

Starting IX-Up Podcast

The Greater Columbus Sports Commission and iHeart created the Starting IX-Up podcast to tell women’s sports stories with a local hook. The nine episode series, hosted by Matt McCoy, will examine and amplify the people, moments and organizations that stand out in Columbus long history of women’s sports.

Tune in to hear about a women’s tackle football team from the 1970s, the birth of girls wrestling as a sanctioned high school sport today and relive the greatness of the Columbus Quest pro basketball team. Out now wherever you listen to podcasts. Catch the latest episodes here or listen below.

Listen to "Wrestling for Equality" on Spreaker.

 

Share your Story with #TitleIXColumbus

Though we're sharing dozens of stories this summer, that's not enough to tell the full history of Title IX and women's sports. Your story is special. It's different than anyone else's. Share your story about the women that inspired you to play sports. It could be a coach, a parent, grandparent, older sister, famous athlete or sports personality. It could just be their name, a short story, a photo or video, we want to hear it! Include #TitleIXColumbus with your posts.

We also want to hear about the seeds you're planting today to inspire the girls of tomorrow. Your current or future children, girls you coach, youth in the community. Share a photo, name or description of them with the same hashtag #TitleIXColumbus. We'll share our favorites!

Reading Lists

Sports are fun and so is reading about them! Our friends at the Columbus Metropolitan Library hand-picked books about girls and women in sports. Get a free library card and start reading today!

Ages 2-5: Includes Sisters by Jeanette Winter and She’s Got This by Laurie Hernandez
Ages 6-8:  Includes An Equal Shot by Helanie Becker and Run like a Girl by Danielle Brown
Ages 9-12: Includes Proud by Ibtihaj Muhammad and Let me Play by Karen Blumenthal
Ages 13-18: Includes 37 Words by Sherry Boschert and Fierce by Aly Raisman
Adults: Includes All In by Billie Jean King and Hail Mary by Britni De la Cretaz 

Blogs

Head to our blog for stories, notes and quotes on women's sports. This summer, we're working on new stories about the Columbus Eagles, women in sports business and the Columbus Comets. Check back often for the latest.

 

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