“I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” – Simone Biles
About The Empowering Her Legacy Campaign
IN LOVING MEMORY OF CRYSTAL ERWIN
The Empowering Her Legacy Campaign dedicated to Crystal Erwin. Crystal was a standout Notre Dame junior forward that captured the hearts of many with her competitive nature and love for the community off the court. One day, she approached Notre Dame’s coordinator of women’s basketball operations Stephanie Menio about the possibility of giving back to the young people of the South Bend community through a mentoring program. That conversation ultimately led Crystal to become a mentor to 15-20 female students at the Dickinson Middle School in South Bend.
Many of the young ladies in this group were at risk, and very much in need of a positive role model. Crystal would meet with the girls at least once per week for 1-2 hours in the afternoon. She would focus on helping the girls learn to deal with life’s daily struggles and temptations, including drugs, alcohol, violence, respect and education.
“Seeing these girls each week reminds me what’s really important in the world right now.”
– Crystal Erwin
THE NUMBERS BEHIND YOUNG
GIRLS IN SPORTS
Cultural Differences Tend To Play A Major Role In The Lack Of Female Sport Participation