Q & A With RU Women’s Soccer Captains

Hey soccer junkie’s! Check out my video above where I talk to my two fellow captains on the Rutgers Women’s Soccer Team. Not only do they play a vital leadership role within our team, but they also are the ones that provide our team with information about volunteer and community service opportunities.

I introduced to them Athletes Helping Athletes, which is this organization that helps better the lives of special needs athletes. This organization inspired me to see what we could do within the Rutgers community to connect with and support special needs athletes. I felt like there was no two better people then my fellow captains to talk to about funding special needs events and providing awareness and opportunity for the special needs athletes in our area.

After asking questions and listening to Kenie and Christy’s answers we were able to come up with ideas that help support AHA’s mission, and better the lives of special needs athletes within the Rutgers community.

Equal Play, Equal Pay Meme

Hey soccer junkies! As you all know, memes have become increasingly popular and can spread rapidly by internet users. The meme above is congratulatory, supportive and powerful. The US Women’s National Team has proven with World Championships and Olympic gold medals that we are one of the best female soccer playing nations in the world. Since the USWNT has had so much success they feel it is only fair that they receive the same salaries and financial benefits as our US Men’s National Team. Their frustration stems from the fact that they have had much more success than the USMNT, yet they are paid considerably less.

A meme like this one has spread virally because of the strong arguments that certain big name players like Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Hope Solo have publically stated. The wage discrimination despite the equal work and more success from the woman than men is why memes like this can be very beneficial to support or spread important information.

Now a day, you will find that many sports teams and coaches in the fitness and health field will use memes as way to promote team events or for coaches to provide information to the public. The meme I found is user-made and is promoting the Equal Play for Equal Pay campaign the USWNT started. Today they are still pushing for equal treatment ,and the ultimate goal is to rove that people should be treated the way they deserve to be treat no matter their gender.

Image by: thelearnedfangirl

Collaborative Campaign Project

I have some exciting news for all of you soccer junkies out there! I am part of a collaborative campaign group that is going to consult with an organization called. We have decided to consult with this organization because all of our sites address some form of information on sports and fitness. For our project we are going to produce a series of podcasts and videos that will provide ultimately serve AHA’s needs and promote their organization. AHA is all about providing awareness and community support for special needs athletes, as well as offering events and activities for athletes of all abilities to get together and have some fun. Check out this awesome video that AHA made after one of their events!

Part of my goal for this project is to upload a screencast for all of you to watch. In my video you will have the opportunity to hear from some of my former and current teammates on the Rutgers Women’s Soccer team, and their ability to connect with special needs athletes. My teammates are inspirational role models for these special needs athletes, but they have also benefited so much from the friendships they have formed at special needs events and activities as well. Make sure to keep checking my website for the release of my video!

Creative Commons Photo Image: by Clarkston SCAMP Soccer.