Tina’s G.E.M.S – GIRLS EMPOWERED and MOTIVATED to SUCCESS
Tina Tyus-Shaw in Savannah, GA hosted the inaugural event at Savannah State
On Saturday, August 14, Tina Tyus-Shaw hosted the inaugural, Tina’s G.E.M.S (Girls Empowered and Motivated to Success). The highly anticipated event took place at Savannah State University’s T.A. Wright Stadium. It was a special invitation for track and field athletes in Savannah-Chatham County High Schools to participate in receiving a complimentary sports bra from Oiselle.
As a former track athlete herself, Tina is an advocate for women’s health. She understands first-hand how important it is to teach young women to properly care for their breasts. The G.E.M.S event will also celebrate several Olympic moments, honoring Olympic legends such as Tina’s aunt, Wyomia Tyus, and Savannah native Lucinda Williams Adams. Through spotlighting young female athletes, Tina hopes to empower each to excel in their chosen sports, education, and life goals; which is why she initiated the sports bra giveaway project. The event was able to support 50 athletes.
Following the success of the evening, Tina has this to say, “Tina’s G.E.M.S represents my passion for empowering young women during the times in their lives when they are most impressionable.” The founder also gave us a bit more insight on this important mission, “Today is a day for these young ladies to gain important education about their bodies and how to care for themselves. This is also an event that aims to validate every dream and every purpose these young girls hope to pursue in life.”
In addition to comradery and support, the inaugural event offered even more. Community support included nutritious snacks provided by Healthy Savannah, and educational information from SSU’s COVID Taskforce. Considering the mental health issues that athletes are currently facing in today’s environment, the organizers felt this was an important topic.
For more information or to support, please contact Tina Tyus-Shaw at TTyus@wsav.com