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During her career as the forward for the U.S. women's national soccer team, Mia Hamm won a gold medal, became the first ever three-time U.S. Soccer athlete of the year and scored the most international goals in the history of the sport.
Since retiring, Mia has been able to devote more time to her charity. The Mia Hamm Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for bone marrow transplant patients and furthering the development of programs and initiatives for young women in sports.
Mia also co-founded Athletes for Hope with Andre Agassi, Lance Armstrong and a few other very successful athletes to pass their passion for philanthropy to other athletes and help them give back to their communities.
2007 Soccer Hall of Fame inductee
2001 & 2002 FIFA Female Soccer Player of the Year
1999 World Cup Champion
Three-time Olympian – 2004 Gold, ‘00 Silver & ‘96 Gold
Current All-time leading scorer, male or female, in international soccer history
Five-time US Soccer Player of the Year, the most any player has been honored
Youngest player (15) to ever play for the U.S. National Team
www.miafoundation.org... In 1997, Mia’s brother, Garrett, passed away from complications related to aplastic anemia, a bone marrow disease and in his honor, she established the Mia Hamm Foundation. The foundation’s focus is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for bone marrow transplant patients and their families..
MOST MARKETABLE FEMALE ATHLETE... Mia has received plenty of recognition for her success within the sports, she is now also recognized as an icon. She has been named the following: “Most Marketable Female Athlete” by Street And Smith; Only female athlete in the Top-10 of “Top Product Endorsers” and “Most Appealing Female Athlete Endorser,” by Burns’ Sports; Only female athlete to appear in the Top-20 of “Based on performance and marketability, who is the biggest star in sports?” by ESPN.com; Mia placed second, behind only Michael Jordan, in a “favorite athlete” survey by Bolt Bus; AND the only female athlete to appear on the list of ESPN’s Favorite Athlete poll.
THE CHILDREN’S CHOICE… Four-time winner of Teen Choice Award for Female Athlete of the Year | Nickelodeon’s 14th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Female Sports Star | Voted Favorite Female Athlete by Sports Illustrated for Kids |
LASTING IMPRESSIONS… Named one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” | One of “Soccer Business International’s” Most Influential People in Soccer. Nike named their largest building at their Corporate Headquarters after Mia. She is the author of Go for the Goal: A Champions Guide to Winning in Soccer and Life and Winner’s Never Quit!, an inspiration children’s book.
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• Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
• College: University of North Carolina
• DOB: March 17, 1972
• Height: 5’5”
• Eye Color/Hair Color: Brown/Brown
• Corporate Partners: NIKE, Gatorade, MISSION Skincare, Ubisoft
Mia Hamm Foundation
The Mia Hamm Foundation is a reflection of my life experiences. I created this foundation to benefit important issues that have directly affected me throughout my life. The foundation is focused on providing support for two important causes: raising funds and awareness for families needing marrow or cord blood transplants and continuing the growth in opportunities for young women in sports.
You can learn more about Mia Hamm Foundation at www.miafoundation.org
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Thanks for supporting Sparkpeople! I have been a fan since I was a little girl. Hope all is well!
1708 days ago
Thanks for joining Spark, you are inspring!
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2428 days ago
Hi, Mia, Welcome to Sparkpeople! I love the great action shots in your photo section. Barb
2543 days ago
I think it's great that you joined SparkPeople. I just started trying the Mission product lines, and I'm quite impressed. Thanks for your involvement.
2553 days ago