I have spent the past 17 years of my life in a classroom and at practice. From soccer games, to basketball tournaments, eventually to the track. I had a clear routine: school then competition. Now, just a month since my last collegiate race and a week away from graduating, I have no practices that I have to attend, no races to wake up early for, and no upcoming exams.
Celebrating female firsts, women's leadership and sports, and women led traditions is something we want to see more of in the world. So last year, we started giving out The Linda Prefontaine High Flyer Award. Linda, sister to Steve and a friend of mine who I met when we were both starting our businesses, came to our first event in Eugene, and we had the honor of handing out her necklaces as the awards to four recipients.