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Throw Like a Girl: A Revolution in Women's Sports

Video and Curriculum Guide

The Tucker Center with support of KARE 11 TV (NBC), the Medtronic Foundation, the Janet B. Watson Fund of the Minnesota Women's Foundation, and the Minnesota Lynx has produced a video and accompanying curriculum guide. "Throw Like a Girl: A Revolution in Women's Sports" is a story about what it has been like for girls and women to play sports as told through the eyes of different generations of Minnesota families. It is a story about the barriers that needed to be overcome in order to reach a landmark moment in women's sports—the passage of Title IX in 1972—and all of the victories that have occurred in its wake. It is a story about females participating at all levels of sport from the playgrounds to the Olympics. It is a story about the impact of sport, not just on the young women themselves, but on their families, their communities and even their country. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, it is a story about triumph and what it means to finally live during an era when "throwing like a girl" is seen not as a criticism, but as a compliment. The video has received a national award from the Association of Women in Radio and Television Broadcasting. The "Gracie Award" is in honor of the late radio and television pioneer, Gracie Allen. The video and an accompanying curriculum guide can be used in a variety of educational settings—ranging from physical education, history, and social studies classes, to general sport programs—to tell the history and forecast the future of women's and girls' sport in the state of Minnesota.

Thanks very much for your interest in the "Throw Like A Girl" video and the Tucker Center. If you have any further questions or comments, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Enjoy the video!

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