Sporting Chance - The Lasting Legacy of Title IX

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Opportunity is just the beginning. Title IX and its influence are often infused with biting criticism or passionate support. First signed into law in 1972 as part of the Education Amendments Act, Title IX was not intended to redefine the world of amateur sports, yet, that is its reputation. Over forty years Title IX has been battled over and batted about, but this simply-stated treatise on sexual equality opened the door to decades of successes for American girls and women. Through personal narratives and historical perspective, this is the story told in Sporting Chance.

"I wanted to be part of a team effort. I wanted to be part of something that mattered to me."
- Donna de Varona, 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist

"I went to one of my friends on the faculty and I said, 'Hey, how come they didn't even consider me for one of those jobs?' And he just looked at me and he said, 'Well let's face it, you come on too strong for a woman.' I went home and I literally cried."
- Bernice Resnick Sandler, "The Godmother of Title IX"

"The interesting thing was that this whole idea started not because of masses of women. To me, it was a brainchild of one woman that I happened to love."
- Senator Birch Bayh, "The Father of Title IX"