Hammock Coast Edition March/April 2022

www. Char l es tonWomenPodcas t . com | www. ReadCW. com | www. I ns tagram. com /Char l es tonWomen “TURTLE” takes a first step to address the stigma of girls in sports by first planting a seed about what team running can offer them: confidence, leadership, community, purpose, self-discipline and a realization that running like a girl is something to aspire to. We dedicated this book to Coach Tami Dennis of Mount Pleasant Track Club, who is a huge inspiration for the book — and, spoiler alert, a main “fictionalized” character. We also decided to kick off the book launch with a fundraiser for Julia’s team. We raised $1,000 to offset travel costs for female athletes. On the heels of that, we connected with Girls on the Run, an organization that helps girls identify their inner strength. In February, we held a book signing event at Athleta in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre for their benefit. We are also in the process of reaching out to track clubs everywhere to set up similar fundraisers. The goal is to help level the playing field for girls and have these efforts directly benefit them, whether paying for booster fees, a new pair of running shoes or a uniform. Writing a book never felt so right, especially since my daughter and I got to be on the same page about a subject we are passionate about. For more information about Pamela Jouan-Goldman and Julia Goldman, go to runlikeagirlbooks.com. feature Volunteer to tutor a Lowcountry student this school year! Make an impact this year and beyond by singing up to be literacy mentor today! “Spending time with my reading partner was the best hour of my week!” -Karen, former Reading Partners tutor VISIT WWW.READINGPARTNERS.ORG OR CALL 843-860-3915 TO LEARN MORE No teaching experience is required! Our easy-to-follow curriculum guides you through lessons for young learners. Just one hour a week! Make a difference for a young reader by volunteering just one hour a week. Our staff is here to help! We provide support, training,