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IOU Sports Announces Partnership with WNBA Legend Chamique Holdsclaw

2015 One on One with Chamique Holdsclaw

July 14, 2016

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MILWAUKEE-  IOU Sports is proud and honored to announce its new partnership with former WNBA superstar Chamique Holdsclaw!  Holdsclaw will be a spokeswoman on behalf of IOU Sports and the Chamique Holdsclaw Game Tight Basketball Skills Camp. 

Of the new partnership, IOU Sports CEO Bernell Hooker says, “Chamique really cares about IOU Sports and its mission. It's important for girls to see positive female figures in both the media and their community to inspire them to stay involved in sports. IOU Sports is creating a platform for stronger, healthier and mentally fit girls. The social change impact Chamique will bring to the community will be phenomenal."  

Holdsclaw’s career accomplishments are nothing short of legendary. She played for the University of Tennessee Volunteers under fellow legend Pat Summitt where she helped lead the Vols to three consecutive Women’s Basketball Championships, the first time this feat had ever been accomplished. Holdsclaw is the all-time leading scorer and rebounder for the University of Tennessee in men’s or women’s basketball.  She was the 1st overall pick in the 1999 WNBA Draft and became the only female athlete ever to appear on the cover of SLAM Magazine.  She was dubbed at this time as the female Michael Jordan.  Holdsclaw competed in the 2000 Olympic Games and helped lead the U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal. In the WNBA she was a 6-time All-Star.

IOU Sports, which stands for Images of Us Sports, is a Milwaukee-based organization that aims to empower girls to achieve their best through sports. IOU’s overarching goal is to empower girls using education through sports as an avenue that instills discipline, teamwork and physical fitness to create well-rounded individuals.  They provide sports camps, development leagues and educational programs for girls in the Milwaukee area. 

This new partnership will help to build awareness of all the great things IOU Sports does for the community.  For more information on this partnership or the programming provided by IOU Sports, visit or contact us at   


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Bernell Hooker

Bernell Hooker is the Founder and CEO of Images of Us (IOU) Sports; a non-profit organization that empowers girls and women through education and sports. "Think of yourself as an athlete. I guarantee you it will change the way you walk, the way you work, and the decisions you make about leadership, teamwork, and success." - Mariah Burton Nelson