Allyson Felix’s rollout of impactful initiatives is at full speed. While returning for her final season of racing, the Olympian and her primary sponsor Athleta are teaming up with nonprofit &Mother to provide free childcare for athletes, TIME reports.
Jun 23, 2022
Allyson Felix keeps blowing us away! As if being the most decorated track and field Olympian in history isn’t enough, Felix is now giving back to fellow athletes who are tackling motherhood. That’s right, Felix knows what it means to be worried about childcare while training and competing and has announced a $200,000 grant aimed at covering childcare costs for professional athletes while they compete during the rest of 2021. According to Fast Company, the new partnership is sponsored by Athleta and the Women’s Sports Foundation and has already awarded nine athletes $10,000. Olympic hammer throw Gwen Berry and Olympic saber fencer Mariel Zagunis are among the first group of recipients. “One of my first races back after giving birth to my daughter, Camryn, was the World Championships,” said Felix. “Not only was I still breastfeeding and physically and mentally exhausted from being a first-time mom while training and competing — I was assigned a roommate at the competition. There was...
Jul 12, 2021