Toyota and espnW Recognize "Everyday Heroes"

In early October, at the eighth annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit in Newport Beach, California, Toyota and espnW announced the members of the fifth class of Toyota "Everyday Heroes." The award honors those individuals who are making a difference for women and girls in their local communities through the use of sports, and bestow a $10,000 grant to each organization recognized.

This year's members are:

  • Darlene Hunter, founder of Lady Mavericks Wheelchair Basketball in Dallas, TX, which is dedicated to improving the health and overall well-being of physically disabled women and girls.
  • Fartun Osman, founder of Somali Girls Rock in St. Paul, MN, which provides girls from Minnesota's Somali community with opportunities to play, soccer, basketball and participate in track and field in an environment that is specifically designed to make them feel comfortable.
  • Mira Manickam, founder of Brown Girl Surf in Oakland, CA, which endeavors to build a diverse, joyful and environmentally reverent women's surf culture that provides better access to surfing for women of color.

In a press release, Nancy Inouye, National Media Manager, Toyota Motor North America, remarked, "For five years running, Toyota is proud to celebrate the ‘Everyday Heroes’ and honor these remarkable women who are inspiring change in the world around them. Through their dedication and commitment, we see the positive lasting impact they have made to empower women and girls through sports."

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