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Article posted: 9/11/2012 5:30 AM

How Title IX opened new frontiers to women, on and off the court

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Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, from left, Sky center Ruth Riley, Sky forward Swin Cash, and Sky coach Pokey Chatman at the podium during "Girls Run This Game," a special program put on by the Sky and the Girl Scouts at the Allstate Arena in June to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX and the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts.

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Chicago Sky center Ruth Riley speaks at the "Girls Run This Game" program in June.

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Sky center Sylvia Fowles has a big admirer -- her mother, Arrittio. "Thanks to sports, Sylvia is strong and confident, and happy in her own skin," Arrittio said.

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For Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings, she learned about volleyball before basketball.

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Linda and John Babcock

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Chicago Sky Chairman Margaret Stender -- a star at the University of Richmond -- and her, daughter, Kathryn, 13.

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Chicago Sky Chairman Margaret Stender and her daughter, Kathryn, 13.

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Chicago Sky Chairman Margaret Stender and her daughter, Kathryn.

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Patricia Babcock McGraw talked to mothers and daughters to chronicle the difference that Title IX has made in one generation of women. "Women just ahead of me didn't have the opportunities I had and for that I'm so grateful because sports did everything for me," Margaret Stender said. "I was so shy in high school and as I got confident on the field and on the court, it shaped my whole leadership style."
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    • Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, from left, Sky center Ruth Riley, Sky forward Swin Cash, and Sky coach Pokey Chatman at the podium during “Girls Run This Game,” a special program put on by the Sky and the Girl Scouts at the Allstate Arena in June to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX and the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts.
    • Chicago Sky center Ruth Riley speaks at the “Girls Run This Game” program in June.
    • Sky center Sylvia Fowles has a big admirer — her mother, Arrittio. “Thanks to sports, Sylvia is strong and confident, and happy in her own skin,” Arrittio said.
    • For Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings, she learned about volleyball before basketball.
    • Linda and John Babcock
    • Linda Babcock
    • Chicago Sky Chairman Margaret Stender — a star at the University of Richmond — and her, daughter, Kathryn, 13.
    • Chicago Sky Chairman Margaret Stender and her daughter, Kathryn, 13.
    • Chicago Sky Chairman Margaret Stender and her daughter, Kathryn.
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