What the Urban Solar Project Means for the UAB Sports Program
Posted On May 26, 2021
The UAB’s Urban Ballerina Project is the latest example of how the program is looking to make an impact in underserved areas.
The program’s focus is on women in underserving communities, and the team is working to get women into STEM fields and to engage the women’s sports community through education and advocacy.
The Urban Ballers project has been instrumental in recruiting women into the program, said Sarah Brown, UAB sports program coordinator.
“It’s great to have women from underrepresented backgrounds to participate in our program,” she said.
“They’re the ones that make the difference in our community.
That’s why we have this project.”
Brown added that the program’s success can be attributed to a combination of its programs, the mentoring provided by coaches, and its ability to connect women with mentors through its web-based platform, Women in Sports, which provides mentorship and networking opportunities.
“We’ve seen the impact of that program and we want to continue to build that into the rest of our programs,” Brown said.
In addition to the Urban Ball project, UB Athletics is looking into a number of other initiatives.
Brown said the program will soon begin work on a new athletic center on the campus of UAB.
The goal of the center is to provide support and resources for all athletic departments, Brown said, and will help to expand the program by adding additional sports programs.
The UB program has also launched a program to provide scholarships to students who have been selected as the UB Urban Ball Club and Urban Ball Women’s Club finalists.
The group is currently looking for students interested in attending the program.
Brown added she is excited to see more students joining the UrbanBall Club.
“This is one of those programs that really is focused on the community,” she added.
“You’re getting people that are just out there that have been overlooked.
You’re getting women that are not necessarily just out of their wheelhouse, but are out of the closet, and they’re going to be there to support those students, help them out.”
The UMB students have also been recognized as one of the most influential groups in the UMB Athletic community.
Brown is proud of the efforts made by the students and hope that the students will continue to have a positive impact on the sports program.
“I think it’s really important for us to have these kind of groups of students who are just like us, and we’re just like them,” Brown added.
The women’s basketball team will also be making an appearance on the UBM Athletic Center.
“The UMB Women’s Basketball program has been recognized by UAB Athletics as one the most active sports programs in the university, and as the most competitive and the most committed to the women in sport,” Brown explained.
“That’s really great.
We’re also working on that with the UAM Athletic Association and the UBB Athletic Association.” “
There’s been a lot of people that have helped them with recruiting.
We’re also working on that with the UAM Athletic Association and the UBB Athletic Association.”
The UrbanBall program has grown to include other sports programs and women’s gymnastics, Brown added, and is currently recruiting students interested on pursuing a career in the sport.
Brown encouraged students to continue their efforts to become part of the UBI Sports Program.
“If you’re interested in pursuing a sports career, we encourage you to get involved with UBI,” she explained.
The next step is to see if the UrbanBalls project can be scaled up to include all of the sports and women teams, which Brown hopes will allow for the program to grow.
“For us to do that, we need to do a lot more than just the UUB and UUB basketball teams,” Brown continued.
“And then the other sports teams, the other gymnastics teams, and then the UBA Athletics program as well.”
UAB Women’s Athletic Director and Co-Founder Dr. Mary E. Pascale said that UAB has a number goals with its UrbanBall Project, including to grow the program and attract more women to the sports programs as well as provide the resources to continue the program in undersheriffial areas.
“UAB’s success in our athletic program comes from the women and girls of our community, the people that we serve, and also the women that we’re supporting,” she told Bleacher Beat.
“A number of the projects we’re working on with our sports program are all geared toward that goal.
We just want to create the right environment for all of us”
To me, UBA is a brand that is a representation of our University, and I want UAB to represent our community in the way that it is.
We just want to create the right environment for all of us