Our America: Fifty50 | Watch the full episode of the documentary honoring the 50th anniversary of Title IX Civil Rights Act

LOS ANGELES — In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, Sofia Carson hosts “Our America: Fifty50,” which celebrates young athletes in eight short documentaries about girls whose lives have been positively influenced by sports.

Young women are working to level the playing field in sports that often lack representation, including hockey, rugby, boxing, wrestling and golf. Check out their stories by watching the full episode in the video player above.

These opportunities have been made possible through the powerful partnership between ESPNW and the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Sports 4 Life program, a national effort to increase the participation and retention of girls from historically underrepresented communities in sports. development for young people.

The show also highlights organizations such as Special Olympics and The North Carolina School for the Deaf that work to provide opportunities for female athletes with disabilities.

SEE ALSO: What is Title IX?

Girls who participate in sports are likely to do better in school, graduate from high school at higher rates, and have better health outcomes. ESPN and The Walt Disney Company are committed to helping more girls realize these lifelong benefits through the power of sport. In collaboration with the Women’s Sports Foundation, they have already helped nearly 70,000 girls play.

Learn more about the organizations featured in this special below:

Watch Sofia Carson host “Our America: Fifty50,” a special on ABC-owned TV stations commemorating the 50th anniversary of Title IX, on your local ABC station (click here for local listings) or wherever you stream: Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku.

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