Celebrating Women’s History Month with Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King

For those of us who watched this year’s Super Bowl, we saw a female pioneer committed to breaking barriers continue her efforts by becoming an Honorary Coin Toss Captain for the Super Bowl LVI. Billie Jean King is an American world No. 1 tennis player winning 39 Grand Slam titles and much more in her career. In the 1970s, the tennis icon quickly become a pioneer for the fair and equal treatment of women in sports. King stated, “It’s an honor to stand with these outstanding student athletes and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX on one of the world’s biggest stages. It’s hard to understand inclusion until you have been excluded, and I am proud to be part of this year’s Super Bowl Coin Toss and the NFL’s commitment to bring us together and make us stronger (Kamal, 2022).” Decatur Active Living is committed to continuing King’s efforts ensuring that all programs and events are inclusive for all because, above all, we are Better Together!

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