Elizabeth Gorman is leveling the playing field.
The two-time Defensive Player of the Year for the Lingerie Football League is starting a new nonprofit called H2: Health & Happiness to teach children in the foster care system about nutrition, exercise, and finding what makes them happy.
"I'm trying to show these kids it's not what you have - meaning your clothing, your race, your circumstances, where you live," Gorman says. "It's really who you want to be."
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Gorman, who plays for the Tampa Breeze, is currently training kids at The Factory, a gym in Tampa. She wants to use the discipline and determination she's gained from the Lingerie Football League to help kids be their best.
"At the age of 18, most foster care systems do not have a program afterward," Gorman says. "So I wanted to keep my nonprofit going for an extra year. There's an internship for them to come back and then teach the younger kids about responsibility through sports and mentorship."
H2 will also teach the value of paying it forward. For every item donated to children, they'll return the favor by volunteering their time for a local charity or writing a pen pal in the military.
Gorman hopes to start football camps this summer at the Forum, and will soon begin a campaign called Leave Your Shoeprint. People can donate their gently used athletic shoes to boxes that will be set up at The Factory and other locations.
You can contact her directly to help out or donate.