Dear Sporting Chic Readers,
We want to thank you all for your support of our endeavor over the past year. We learned so much through the formation of Sporting Chic and none of it would have been possible without you.
The three of us started Sporting Chic to shed an authentic light on the lives of female athletes. We wanted to connect women who play sports in a unique way, through a blog that made people laugh and through social media content that was more fun and honest than the average outlet. It was a huge undertaking for us and in a sense, we feel that running a company was a step that we weren’t necessarily ready for.
In short, we want to tell you guys that Sporting Chic isn’t going to be active anymore. We each have our own individual reasons for stepping away, but we don’t necessarily see this as the end of our idea or intent. Our goal remains to support and promote female athletes in any way that we can, and each of us plans to continue doing so in our own individual ways.
Stephanie is starting a nonprofit dedicated to the development of girls youth soccer in urban areas of the United States. The goal of Hidden Gems will be to aid youth and nonprofit Youth Soccer programs already in place in low income areas to increase socioeconomic diversity in sport. We highly encourage our readers, especially those of you who loved Steph’s hilarious blog posts, to continue follow it on her non-profit's website, www.hiddengemssoccer.com (disclaimer: website and its bad grammar will be up this coming week)!
Kristie wants to continue with a fashion blog and will be utilizing her own personal Instagram for now. Keep your eyes peeled for more once we teach her how to use Squarespace. You won’t have to keep your eyes peeled back too far once you see her latest bikini pictures.
Sam wants to keep her focus 100% on trying to make the 2019 World Cup team. (She agrees that insisting on being in charge of the merch was a bad idea and she hopes that you all enjoyed your handwritten thank you notes.)
We are so happy that we were able to have this experience together and we learned so much about ourselves, our friendship, and the dedication that it takes to run a company. We hope that someday we are able to get Sporting Chic back together and invest more of our time and energy into making it work.
Once again, we want to thank anyone out there who ever read one of our posts. We are so grateful.
Kristie, Steph, and Sam