A couple of young muslims girls from a Minnesota community traveling basketball team couldn’t find decent modest athletic wear, so they decided to make their own. Dealing with issues as tripping over their long skirts or having to stop a game to fix a fallen hijab, the young “Lady Warriors” players, enlisted the help of the University of Minnesota College of Design, the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and coaches and community members, and designed their own sports gear. They debuted the uniforms at a local fashion show, one for basketball and one for all sports, all made of bright breathable fabrics with leggings instead of skirts, knee-length tunics, and hijabs with velcro so that the headscarves stay in place. “I actually focus on basketball instead of our scarf now,” Zubeda Chaffe, a basketball player on the team, told The Associated Press.
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