This year’s NGWSD theme Lead Her Forward inspires me daily to keep advocating for and supporting all the young female athletes throughout the Shooting Touch organization. The reason I started Shooting Touch was because of the very notion that sport has the power to change the world. That notion first starts at the individual level – especially for females. As a collegiate athlete back in the 1990’s when equality through athletic departments was not balanced and then today as a mom of two young girls, I wholeheartedly believe the influence of sport, competition, daily exercise and goal-setting plays a vital role in unlocking personal potential, especially in communities that are under-resourced. I couldn’t be more grateful that NGWSD celebrates our mission and our work.