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Celebrating Girls & Women’s Rights to Play Sports

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February 6, 2019 marks the 33rd annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, an event that never occurred when I was a girl because females were not allowed to compete until Title IX passed in 1972.

But I loved basketball even before they let me play. As we celebrate extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports, give a […]

My book: Home Sweet Hardwood

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Home Sweet Hardwood, A Title IX Trailblazer Breaks Barriers Through Basketball looks like a basketball book, but don’t let the title fool you, the real story is about the courage it takes to pursue one’s dreams.

It is an amazing journey through the resiliency of the human spirit. Possessing remarkable grace in the face of numerous adversities, McKinzie shows readers that it’s not about the challenges faced, but rather how we handle each hurdle in life. By emphasizing the importance of pursuing dreams, this touching story inspires readers of all ages not to give up their aspirations.