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Caroline Barton, a member of Trinity and junior at Carolina Day School, founded a nonprofit during her sophomore year focused on keeping young girls in sports.


Local advocacy group StriveTogetherNC is hosting a sports bra drive for young girls in sports! StriveTogetherNC is a nonprofit focused on raising awareness and educating female athletes on prioritizing all aspects of their health. They are passionate about encouraging girls to stay in sports and to take hold of their athletic journeys. You can follow them on Instagram at @strivetogethernc!


According to a study conducted by the University of Portsmouth, roughly half of all puberty-aged girls report that their breast development had affected their sports participation and three-quarters of respondents reported they had a breast-related concern in sports. The age of puberty is also the time when girls drop out of sports most often.


In light of that, StriveTogetherNC is collecting new and lightly used sports bras for the USATF foundation Bras for Girls, which donates sports bras to low-income competitors to help keep them in sports. Please consider donating! Every single bra goes to support young athletes. Collection boxes will be in Tuton Hall, the entrance to the nave, and in the main hallway through April 19th!  Click here for links to sports bras online. Additionally, you can make checks payable to StriveTogetherNC. Please reach out to Caroline Barton (25.caroline.barton@carolinaday.org or 828-747-7135) if you have any questions. We appreciate you!


Caroline is the daughter of Barnes & Blythe Barton and sister to John Barton.

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