End-of-Year Thanks in a Poem!

'Twas the night before the game, when all through the town
Not a suitable girl's sports bra or shorts could be found. So a Mom who was fed-up with the lack of quality and fit, Decided she could make something new - and with grit.She knew in a moment that athletic girls she must serve,
For girls are our future -- from that goal she'd not swerve.
With superior gear that met their high standard of play, Girls could compete without distraction -- hooray!Now, soccer! Now, lacrosse! Now, hoops and volleyball! On gymnastics! On skiing, on skating & all! To the top of the conference! To the top of the league!
With Dragonwing girlgear, there's no goal we can't achieve!
This Mom keeps on making stylish, high-performing gear
So sports girls everywhere can play with confidence and cheer.
You can hear her exclaim, as year ends (it's not a dream),
“Happy Holidays to all. Thanks for being part of our team!" with best wishes and many thanks, MaryAnne Gucciardi Founder & CEO
* with apologies (and thanks) to Clement Clarke Moore. 

Mother's Day Salute to Sports Moms!

Happy Mother's Day from Dragonwing girls everywhere We put out a call for special Mother's Day messages, and Dragonwing girls responded with heartfelt thanks for the many gifts their mother's give them, day in and day out, in every season and in every sport: - logistical help (driving and laundry were mentioned A LOT!); - sideline cheers and pep talks; - special meals and countless snacks; - being a role model, and - unconditional love.
All of us at Dragonwing girlgear thank you, dear mothers, for raising and empowering your daughters -- and sharing them with the world!
Here are a few messages that capture the love, appreciation, and gratitude expressed by so many girls. Celia: I'm so lucky to have your wonderful example of strength, compassion, curiosity & kindness. Emma: I'm grateful to call her my proudest supporter and best friend. Lindsay: Thank you for helping me be the best athlete I can be!

Shout out to your #MVPMom!

Share why your sports mom rocks #MVPMomShe's your biggest fan and so much more: - driver to and from practices, games, tournaments; - uniform washer & locator ("Mom, do you know where my lucky Un-Dees are?"); - provider of snacks, water, on-the-run dinners; - organizer of innumerable forms, registrations, and payments; - high-five and hug-giver extraordinaire
Thank your Mom with a shout-out on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Tag @dragonwinggirl and use #MVPMom. Or send us an email about why your Mom rocks. We love photos, too!
And stay tuned for our Mother's Day celebrations.
Corie Barry: From Rugby Field to CEO - Dragonwing Girl

Corie Barry: From Rugby Field to CEO

There's no arguing the fitness benefits for girls playing sports -- but does it really increase their likelihood of success later in life? Athletics teach values that go far beyond the court or field: cooperation, determination, discipline, and how to succeed under pressure. 

As more women enter the C-Suite, it's notable how many laid the foundation for their success playing competitive sports early in life.

Corie Barry spent much of her career with Best Buy, having served as Chief Financial Officer before being named CEO. Before that, she played college rugby and considered a career in dance. For her, an impressive title and resume must include her husband and two kids, youth baseball games, gymnastics with her daughter, and active time spent together with her family. 

"My point of view is there is no perfect balance," says Barry. "All you can do is figure out what works for you. I laugh because I'm always the mom who shows up at the baseball game in my heels, and that's OK." 

Read Corie Barry Becomes Fifth CEO in Best Buy History

Whether it's business or sports, Barry has advice we can all use. "I've always felt it's important to demand a return on your investment. If you're going to put your time in, where you put it in and the return you get is incredibly important because there are only so many hours in a day."

Corie's is an inspiring success story for athletic girls in every sport.  

Read "Boardrooms And Ballfields: Best Buy CFO Corie Barry Talks Motherhood"