The OUT Foundation is excited to be teaming up with Haylie McCleney and Megan Wiggins, Athletes Unlimited, and Give Lively as a nonprofit beneficiary partner of Athlete Causes. 

Athletes Unlimited has created a new model of professional sports where Athletes are the owners, individual players are the champions of team sports and fans are engaged like never before. As part of its mission to develop athletes as civic leaders and elevate them as role models for the next generation of athletes and fans, Athletes Unlimited has launched Athlete Causes in partnership with Give Lively and the Give Lively Foundation.

“I chose The OUT Foundation because it very closely resonates with my story,” said Haylie McCleney. “As a member of the LGBTQ+ community and a sports performance coach, the work that The OUT Foundation does to create more inclusive and welcoming environments for LGBTQ+ people investing in their fitness, health, and wellness is something I am all in for.”

“I am really excited to be partnering with The OUT Foundation as my athlete cause for the first season of Athletes Unlimited,” said Megan Wiggins. “I strongly support their work for the LGBTQ+ community, and I hope to use my platform to further their mission of inclusivity. I love that The OUT Foundation started their work in gyms – places where people can feel strong, beautiful, and like a badass – and are now expanding into sports and wellness.”

This initiative allows athletes to play their season in part for the benefit of the nonprofit organization of their choice. Haylie and Megan have both selected to play for The OUT Foundation. At the end of the season, the Give Lively Foundation will make a grant equal to 50% of the athlete’s end-of-season bonus to The OUT Foundation.

“We’re so excited to be a part of this new initiative in sports,” said Eddie Plata, Executive Director of The OUT Foundation. “Inclusion in sports is so important, and we’re thankful that Haylie and Megan chose to play for us and can’t wait to cheer them on!”

In addition to the end-of-season grant Haylie and Megan will be earning for The OUT Foundation from their play on the field, fans can also get involved by:

  1. Texting ‘OUT’ to 44321 to support Haylie and Megan’s fundraising efforts. 
  2. Create a personal fundraiser to fundraise alongside Haylie and Megan and rally donations from the community. 
  3. Donate to their joint fundraising page.

Cheer on Haylie and Megan this season as they play for The OUT Foundation! Find out where to watch games via Athletes Unlimited’s national broadcast schedule here, and follow Haylie and Megan on Instagram @hayliemac8 and @meganwiggins25.

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