Lori Prioleau has a simple mantra:
"Let your game talk for yourself."
For the past seven years, Lori has been instrumental in running the Summit-University Girls Athletic Association (SUGAA). SUGAA breaks down social, economic, and cultural barriers to give girls the opportunity to play sports.
Lori says her goal is to give the girls a sense of self-worth and to teach respect. "Give respect and you get respect. Respect yourself, then me, then your team players. Finally, respect the opponent."
This year, nearly 200 young women will participate in SUGAA. The organization reaches beyond those impressionable youngsters by getting parents involved, too. As a result, SUGAA helps strengthen families and build up communities.
Lori says her reward boils down to a simple moment in time. "...When you see the light bulb go off in some kid and they get excited, that's when it's especially fun!"
Lori has designated $1100 to Hallie Q. Brown.