- Tiffany Rigby
Title Nine makes $1M donation to the USWNT
On Wednesday, a women's athletic wear company Title Nine decided to make a social
impact that will change the lives of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. The company is
making a $1 million donation to the ladies. The amount equals the pay gap between what the
women’s team was paid and what the U.S. men’s team would have been paid for winning the
six games leading up to the Olympics.
The CEO of Title Nine, Missy Park announced on Instagram her plans to help out the soccer
team. The instagram video posted on the companies page started off by stating how much less
the women's soccer team got paid compared to the men's soccer team.
"The wage gap is real," she began. "It affects all of us. It just so happens that the Women's
National Soccer Team is emblematic of this much larger issue. There's something we all can
do" said CEO Missy Park.
Another thing Title Nine did to help the cause was announced the creation of the Kick In For Equal Pay fund where Title Nine will be matching individual contributions up to $250,000. Park got the ideal to start this cause because she was watching the HBO documentary "LFG".
"I was just getting so mad,” Park said “Yes, with U.S. Soccer, but also a little bit frustrated with
myself. Maybe I can't do everything to fix the pay gap but I can do something.” What she saw was upsetting her so she decided to do something about it.