In October, Charlotte Beckman and Sona Hawkins submitted an essay that they wrote together to the Nike Game Grower program. It is a program done in partnership with the Chicago Bulls in an effort to increase participation in girls basketball. Their essay was so well written that they won! As finalists they were invited last Friday to attend a Bulls practice (link to photos below).
At the end of January, Nike is flying both girls out to their headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. During that trip, the girls will be working with Nike to move their ideas forward and probably receive some special Nike “perks" while they are there.