What is The Sports Bra Project?

The Sports Bra Project increases access to sports for women and girls by removing barriers to participation.
We provide sports bras to athletes who don’t have access to such a basic piece of equipment.

The Sports Bra Project has its roots in Africa, where founder Sarah Dwyer-Shick discovered that the small collection of sports bras she’d brought as gifts for young soccer players in rural Namibia were instead eagerly accepted by older players living near the capital city, Windhoek. Many members of the Namibian National Women’s soccer team had never owned something as simple and essential as a sports bra. In her soccer-related travels, Sarah quickly learned the need isn’t only in Namibia.

So now, through a growing network of female coaches and athletes who collect and distribute sports bras, The Sports Bra Project works to make participation in sports possible for all girls and women. To ensure that the equipment gets to its intended location, the project works with trusted partners in the U.S. and abroad. Sports Bras are hand-delivered by individuals and organizations when they travel overseas.

Why they are Awesome

  • 3,000+ sports bras have been distributed since the start in 16 different countries.

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