Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tales From The Inbox (and Mailbox) – October 23, 2004


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The Real Deal: Lyndsey D’Arcangelo is not only the sports fanatic behind Girls Dig Sports but a real, published book author (as opposed to my publishing history of scientific publications and sports articles in smaller periodicals). I’ve just started reading her new book The Trouble with Emily Dickinson. As I’m going through the book I totally get why Lyndsey is billed as “the gay Judy Blume”. The book takes you through teen issues of acceptance and uncertainty while still maintaining a light tone. Amazon.com describes it this way:

Josephine Jenkins, better known as JJ, is in her senior year at Sampson Academy. She's a closet poet, a talented writer suffering from stage fright, and she's committed the ultimate lesbian faux pas - she's fallen in love with a straight girl. Kendal McCarthy is the ultimate prize. She's the school beauty and a popular homecoming queen. Though she may seem to have it all, she's tired of being known as the pretty girl with no brains. When she and JJ inadvertently cross paths, their lives suddenly become a bit more interesting in ways that neither of them ever imagined. Filled with unique and witty banter courtesy of Queenie McBride, JJ's over-privileged confidant, this tale of innocent young love exposes the reality of what can happen when two polar opposites collide in the most unexpected way through the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

I’m about halfway through and totally hooked – I can’t wait to read how it ends! You can get your copy from Amazon in paperback or in the Kindle edition.

V is for Victory: Did you realize that the gym and athletic facilities for girls are still very sub-par compared to those for the boys in most high schools? V is for Victory is a campaign from the Women’s Sports Foundation that aims to change that:

If you're like many parents, former athletes or sports fans, you may have sensed that young women are not being provided the opportunities to play sports that they want or deserve.

Title IX is a federal law that requires schools to provide female athletes with equitable equipment and uniforms, facilities, schedules for "prime time" games and competitions, and opportunities for participation.

The Women's Sports Foundation is bringing awareness to this issue with their V is for Victory campaign. To learn more and take a quiz about your daughter's opportunities at school, visit this link now.

The Women's Sports Foundation was founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King and is a national charitable educational organization dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through physical activity. We are the only national organization promoting all sports and physical activities for women of all ages and skill levels and are acknowledged by the media as the expert resource on all women's sports issues.


Southern California Breakers: It’s that time of year again to prepare for the coming season of women’s football! Here’s the latest press release:

The Southern California Breakers Women's Football Team Announces Tryouts for the 2009 Season

The Southern California Breakers are now recruiting women who have the desire to play full-contact football on a professional level. Tryouts have been scheduled for all women interested in joining the Southern California Breakers for the 2009 season.

November 2, 2008 at 10:00AM
Velocity Sports Performance - Irvine, CA

November 15, 2008 at 3:00PM
Velocity Sports Performance - Irvine, CA

December 6, 2008
Time and location to be announced on website.

Tryout Fee: $30 (Covers 2009 League Registration)

Copy of identification and proof of medical insurance will be required before trying out. No prior football experience necessary. Must be at least 18 years old to play. Velocity Sports Performance in Irvine is located at 40 Tesla, Irvine, CA 92618.

For additional information on tryouts, please visit the Breakers’ website.

ABOUT THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BREAKERS

The Southern California Breakers is a women's full-contact football team participating in the Pacific Southwest Division of the Independent Women's Football League. The IWFL has over 1600 women playing for 41 teams across the United States with consistent expansion.


Vote for And One!: Hop over to LA Ball Talk and vote for your favorite basketball blogs for each team in the NBA. My favorite basketball blogger extraordinaire Carolyn from And One is in the mix so go over and give her a vote! You'll find her in the Cleveland Cavaliers section.

2 comments:

Lindsay said...

You know, that's a good point about the locker rooms. I have never really thought about that.

And "The Real Deal" sounds like a good book. I've been reading all the time lately and I would totally read this.

Apryl DeLancey said...

I never gave the locker room thing much thought either so I thought bringing it to everyone's attention would be a good thing.

Lyndsey's book is super cool and I don't have very much time to read for pleasure but have been squeezing it in where I can!