July 26: Happy Birthday, Dorothy Hamill!



Happy birthday to Dorothy Hamill, three-time U.S. champion in singles figure skating. Hamill began skating in 1965 at the age of 8, wearing a pair of skates that cost $6.95. She won her first national novice championship in 1968 and won the senior U.S. Championships in 1974, 1975, and 1976. Besides that, she won the Nebelhorn Trophy and St. Gervais Grand Prix in 1972, the Richmond Trophy in 1973, and the World Championships and Winter Olympics in 1976.

July 27: Happy Birthday, Peggy Fleming!



Happy birthday to Peggy Fleming, five-time U.S. figure skating champion and three-time World Champion! Fleming started skating at age 9 and was coached by William Kipp. In 1961, however, Kipp, along with the rest of the U.S. Figure Skating Team, was killed onboard Sabena Flight 548. Her Olympic victory in 1968 boosted morale in the U.S. significantly and was seen as the country's return to figure skating dominance after the tragic events of that flight. It was the only gold medal the American team won in the Grenoble Olympic Games.

July 30: Happy Birthday, Hope Solo!



Happy birthday to Hope Solo, the U.S. soccer team's star goalie! Though Solo was a forward in high school, leading her team to the State Championships her senior year, she switched to the goalkeeper position at the University of Washington. After college, Solo played for the Philadelphia Charge and for teams in the Swedish Premiere Division and the French First Division. Named WPS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2009, Solo was the starting American goal keeper of the 2007 and 2011 FIFA Women's World Cups and the 2008 Olympics.

November 12: Happy Birthday, Nadia Comaneci!



Happy birthday to Nadia Comaneci, the first gymnast, male or female, to receive a perfect score, a 10, in an Olympic event. She won three gold medal at the 1976 Olympics and an additional two at the 1980 Olympics. Named one of the athletes of the century by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the Romanian has won nine gold medals at European Championships and two at World Championships.

December 21: Happy Birthday, Chris Evert!



Happy birthday to Chris Evert, winner of 18 Grand Slam singles championships. Evert has won a record seven French Open championships and a record six U.S. Open championships. She was ranked World No. 1 singles player in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, and 1981 and holds the record for the best win-loss record (.900) in history. In total, she has won 157 singles championships and 32 doubles championships in her career.

December 21: Happy Birthday, Florence Griffith-Joyner!


Happy birthday to Florence Griffith-Joyner, known to her fans as Flo-Jo. Joyner holds the world record for the 100 meters and 200 meters, thus giving her the title of the "fastest woman of all time". Before she retired in 1988, Griffith-Joyner won three Olympic gold medals and an additional two silver medals. She also won a gold medal, and a silver, at the 1987 World Championships.

February 1: Happy Birthday, Michelle Akers!

Inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2004, Michelle Akers was a member of the victorious U.S. 1991 and 1999 Women's World Cup teams and FIFA's woman player of the century. Happy birthday, Michelle!

February 7: April Heinrichs


Happy birthday to April Heinrichs, captain of the U.S. 1991 Women's World Cup team, which won FIFA's first ever Women's World Cup. As a college player at UNC, she was named National Player of the Year twice and was the first female player inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1998.

February 23: Happy Birthday, Casey Nogueira!



Happy birthday to Casey Nogueira, the 2005 Gatorade Player of the Year, star midfielder at UNC Chapel Hill, and future Sky Blue FC player.

Rave Reviews for our Racer Sports Bra for Girls

I checked online customer reviews for our Racer seamless sports bra today and was delighted to see so many positive reviews and comments! Dragonwing seamless sports bras are made especially for girls, tweens and teens of all shapes and sizes. They provide superior fit, support, and comfort -- soft, stretchy, and moisture-wicking fabric -- so that girls can play sports with confidence and without distraction. Plus, they won't lose their shape or stretch during a whole sports season of washings! Here's a sampling of customer reviews of our Racer seamless girls sports bra: "This product encompasses everything you can ask for from a sports bra - super soft and extra comfortable material that absorbs liquid (aka sweat) and keeps it off of your skin; stylish and fun colors; and flexible, yet form fitting. Five stars for comfort alone." "This is one of the better quality teen sports bras I've picked up. Some are so cheap they fall apart shortly after getting and washing them, and start to pill. Not this one. This one doesn't pill at all in the wash and holds its shape nicely." "My 16 year old daughter tried this bra after hearing about it from some other athletic girls at school, and loved the look as soon as it came out of the package as well as the fit and support!" "The fabric and stitch work evidences a quality you don’t often find in foundation garments for this age group."

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Notable 2013 Summer Athletic Events

List of notable events for Summer 2013 While there are no Olympic games to look forward to this summer, there are still plenty of other notable events in which some of the world’s top female athletes are competing. Here is a comprehensive list and look at some of the big events during the next few months. May 26-June 9: 112th French Open Location: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France Notable Athletes: Serena Williams is the top seeded at this year’s tournament, with plenty of experience to carry her into the finals. Her sister, Venus holds the No. 30 seed. Defending champion Maria Sharapova is ranked No. 2 in the world and up and comer Sloane Stephens is seeded at No. 4. June 22: Sky Blue FC vs. Portland Thorns Location: Yurcak Field Stadium Notable Athletes: In this classic matchup between the top two teams in the NWSL, the stars will certainly be out in full force. Thorns forwards Alex Morgan and Christine Sinclair have been lighting up the scoreboard for coach Cindy Parlow Cone, and defender Christie Rampone will have her hands full defending the lethal attack of Portland for Sky Blue FC. June 27-July 7: Wimbledon Location: All England Club, Wimbledon, London Notable Athletes: During this summer classic, the Williams sisters look to be in prime position to defend their doubles title. In fact, Wimbledon is likely one of their favorite events, with one of them winning the singles title 10 times out of the last 12 years. July 19-August 4: FINA World Aquatic Championships Location: Barcelona, Spain Notable Athletes: The swimming championships encompass several events including synchronized swimming, water polo, diving and pool swimming. 18 year old Missy Franklin who took the world by storm last year at the London Olympics will swim in eight events in Barcelona before heading off to UC Berkeley next fall. Young Katie Ledecky will also be swimming in the 400m and 800m events. August 1-4: Ricoh Women’s British Open Location: The Old Course, St. Andrews Links, Scotland Notable Athletes: Last year, two Korean golfers ended first and second, with American Paula Creamer finishing third. Hawaii native Michelle Wie finished tied for eighth. Even though Wie became the youngest golfer (age 10) to turn professional, she only has two LGPA tour wins and certainly a British open championship would solidify her career as one of the nation’s top female golfers.