'Game On! Sports 4 Girls' camp teaches youth about Title IX

CHICAGO (WLS) -- It's the 50th anniversary of Title IX, well-known for gender equity including in sports.

Game On! Sports 4 Girls is launching a new campaign for summer called 'Future 50: Title IX for the next generation.'

"As we will explain to hundreds of campers, it was about going from a big red 'X' to that signified no to Title IX legislation that finally said 'yes,'" said Barb Lazarus, founder and owner of Game On! Sports 4 Girls.


For Lazarus, Title IX is personal. She used to sit on her lawn and watch boys on her block play baseball.

"They taught me how to throw a ball," said Lazarus. "From the time that I was able to throw a ball, it changed my life both on the sports field and off."

Lazarus says she learned confidence and now she's working to teach that confidence to young girls.
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