Every path starts somewhere,
mine started in Checotah, Oklahoma

 Carrie Underwood goes back to her roots in Checotah, Oklahoma and talks with three young women about the invaluable lessons sports teach us and how sports empower young women to become strong women. 

Carries Video

 While in Checotah, CALIA by Carrie Underwood and The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation committed to donating $500,000 in Sports Matter grants to girls' sports across the country. 

ASHLEY'S STORY

"Sports taught me to stay focused on my dreams."
- ASHLEY ARMANDARIZ, 18

Ashley's Video

SABETHA'S STORY

"Sports taught me all about leadership and discipline."
- SABETHA SANDS, 14

Sabetha's Video

ALECCIA'S STORY

"Sports taught me that I can do anything."
- ALECCIA LEE, 15

Aleccia's Video

 "Adolescents who play sports are eight times as likely to be active at age 24 as adolescents who do not play sports"

- Sports Participation as Predictors of Participation in Sports and Physical Fitness Activities in Young Adulthood, Perkins, 2004 

"Sports taught me how to win, lose, and be proud of myself"
- CARRIE UNDERWOOD