Eagles QB Jalen Hurts fights for women's empowerment in 'My Cause, My Shoes'

PHILADELPHIA – Inspired by the women in his life, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is using the NFL’s “My Cause, My Shoes” initiative to advocate for women in sports and beyond in the Week. 13.

“Women Empowerment” is written on one of her designer shoes for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, while the other shines a light on the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF). its acronym in English), which was created by Billie Jean King in 1974 “to advance the lives of women and girls through sports and physical activity.”

“I thought it was very important to show my support and play a role in leveling the playing field for women in sports and women around the world, actually when you talk about them being empowered to have true equality in whatever field by which choose to fight, “Hurts said.

“My mother [Pamela], she raised me with great character to do things the right way. She is a councilor in my town [en Houston, Texas] and that is a perfect platform to have an impact on the people around you, on the children around you. I have a sister [Kynnedy] She is going to be a fourth year in high school next year and I know she has dreams and aspirations to do special things in her life, whatever that may be. And she wants her to know that she can do whatever she sets her mind to, and that her brother supports her. “

Hurts also noted that he has a female representative, Nicole Lynn, and a marketing agent, Rachel Everett, explaining why this was an important area of ​​focus for him. It was Lynn who first informed the Women’s Sports Foundation that Hurts had plans to support her cause while at an ESPN Women’s + Sports Summit. ESPN is a sponsor of the Women’s Sports Foundation.

“Having a male player write WSF on his shoes as part of this incredible initiative is pretty cool,” said WSF Director of Strategy and Impact Olga Harvey.

It is not the first time that the Women’s Sports Foundation has been highlighted during the week of “My Cause, My Shoes”. Washington Football assistant running backs coach Jennifer King wore them last year. King was awarded the WSF Scholarship from the Scott Pioli and His Family Fund in 2019 while she was a quality assurance coach at Dartmouth College, which helped supplement her income as she rose through the coaching ranks.

“She directly benefited from our support for more women in the NFL,” Harvey said. “[Que Hurts lleve los zapatos] In a way it’s an even bigger expression, and it really shows that male athletes are here for women in their fight for equality and to create opportunity.

“The simple fact that you have Nicole Lynn as your agent is a statement as well. For us, it shows us that the rules that society has created can really be reimagined if everyone changes them one person at a time. Here’s how you make your way towards progress and ultimately inspire others. … And while it’s important for the Women’s Sports Foundation to advocate for girls and women, when male allies do it, fans notice, the media notice , and creates a conversation that ultimately leads to progress that has been pending for so long. “