Play On: Why Carrie Underwood will be the honorary coach for 100 girls sports teams this summer

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By Music News Group

ABC/Image Group LACarrie Underwood is throwing out the opening pitch so 100 girls sports teams can play ball this summer.

“The Fighter” hitmaker is donating $200,000 to pay for girls’ team sports projects on the education crowdfunding website DonorsChoose.org. The money comes from Carrie’s partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods, which carries her Calia fitness and lifestyle products. In all, they figure the donation should be able to fully fund around 100 programs.

“Sports were a big part of my life growing up, so it’s important to me that girls across the country get those same opportunities…” Carrie says. …read more