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Chicks Play Sports offers more for female athletes

Claire Fahy
Asst. Sports Editor

Girls play sports. Although it’s a simple concept, Lorrie Urbaniak found most sporting goods stores fail to cater to womens’ athletic needs and decided to create a website for girls to find sports equipment tailored to them.

Chicks Play Sports (CPS), the online store born from Urbaniak’s frustration of not being able to find her twin daughters an appropriate pair of basketball shoes, carries equipment and apparel for basketball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and volleyball.

“Ultimately, I would love to have an entire line of CPS clothes, and gear and become the Nike of women’s athletic wear,” said Urbaniak.

Urbaniak is not alone in her disappointment at the lack of girls’ sportswear. Sophomore Caite McGrath felt frustrated while trying to prepare for her soccer season last spring. After perusing the available women’s attire, McGarth resorted to buying menswear due to a lack of shorts that fit and were not bright pink.

“It bothered me that the girls’ section didn’t have what I needed and that they didn’t have a wider selection,” McGrath said. “The boys had better colors and sizes and so we had to settle for them.”

CPS assists girls on how they present themselves on the outside, but also strives to change how they feel on the inside.

“It is time in this world that girls celebrate who they are,” Urbaniak said. “They need to feel proud of who they are.”

Athletes who want to see what CPS has to offer can check out their stock at www.chicksplaysports.com.

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