Leading the Way

Sugar Rodgers

Guard, WNBA New York Liberty; Up2Us Sports Ambassador from Suffolk, VA

“Playing sports gave me hope to make it out of poverty. It has given me the opportunity to attend college for free, to play the sport I love in countries around the world, and to have another perspective on life by being around people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Playing sports has helped me express myself while giving me self-confidence and other important skills that have helped, and will continue to help me in my life. Playing sports has helped me achieve goals that I once didn’t think were possible and helped me become the best woman I could be.”