Allyson Felix Is Covering Child Care Costs for Elite Athletes for 2021

“It’s not just the money: It’s that big companies are now beginning to understand what the struggle really is for mom athletes.”

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Alyson Felix holds her child on a track

Allyson Felix, one of the world’s most decorated Olympians, is stepping up to help fellow moms reach their athletic dreams. Allyson announced a partnership between the Women’s Sports Foundation and her primary sponsor Athleta to launch a grant to help cover child care costs for professional athletes competing during 2021. In total, the partnership will give 20 Olympic athletes $10,000 each to help cover child care costs, totaling $200,000.

According to Fast Company, Allyson said that it is important to her to advocate for other women in sports. She wanted to establish this grant program so others could continue their drive to compete at the highest level of sports without worrying about how, exactly, they are going to make sure their babies are taken care of. “These grants are about showing the industry that all mom athletes need this same comprehensive support to be able to participate in their athletic endeavors,” Felix said to Fast Company.

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