Mia Hamm to speak at high school sports awards

Soccer star will help honor the best in Kentuckiana high school sports in June.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Women’s World Cup winner Mia Hamm will be the guest speaker at this summer’s Courier-Journal Sports Awards Ceremony presented by Norton Sports Health.

The soccer star set the standard for excellence in her sport while becoming one of the world’s most well-known international athletes. She also is an advocate for Title IX and gender equality in athletics.

The awards ceremony, honoring the best in Kentuckiana high school athletics, will be held June 12 at the Louisville Palace in downtown Louisville.

Since retiring from professional soccer in 2004, Hamm has worked as a World Cup commentator, promoted the Mia Hamm Foundation in support of bone marrow transplant recipients, become part owner of the Major League Soccer expansion Los Angeles Football Club and is raising three children with her husband, former Major League Baseball all-star Nomar Garciaparra.

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