Muslim female athletes embrace sports hijabs at Deering High

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Muslim female athletes embrace sports hijabs at Deering High

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun May 21, 2017 4:54 am

Muslim female athletes embrace sports hijabs at Deering High
The Portland school is apparently the first in the nation to offer the athletic headscarves.

...“There was just this excitement and energy and just these big smiles,” Craig said of her Muslim athletes’ reaction to the hijabs. “It’s recognition of who they are.”

Craig purchased 25 sports hijabs for $45 apiece from ASIYA – a Minnesota company that specializes in modest active wear. While Nike has unveiled plans to release an athletic hijab next spring, ASIYA remains the only one in the United States to offer the product, which became available for purchase in March.

“They (Deering) are the first school in the U.S. to have ordered hijabs from us on behalf of their athletes,” ASIYA co-founder Jamie Glover said. “For us, that’s super exciting because we do see this as just another part of the uniform – another piece of equipment that we feel athletes need to be able to play.”

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