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MEDIA RSVP TO [email protected]

Nashville, Tennessee
Redneck Riviera
208 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37201

Friday, June 28 
2:00 pm 
(doors open at 1:30 pm)

The final event for the “Take Back Title IX” Tour will feature presenting sponsor, OutKick.com, and musical performance by Jeffrey Steele and Alexis Wilkins.

The rally will be streamed live on OutKick.com and Fox Nation.

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NASHVILLE, TN —  On Friday, June 28, members of the media are invited to attend and cover the Our Bodies, Our Sports “Take Back Title IX” Summer 2024 Bus Tour finale event in Nashville, Tennessee, featuring Riley Gaines, Paula Scanlan, Payton McNabb, Coach Kim Russell, Jennifer Sey and other renowned athletes, coaches, and women’s advocates. OutKick.com’s Jonathan Hutton and Chad Withrow, hosts of Hot Mic, will emcee the program. “Take Back Title IX” Nashville will feature music performances by artists Jeffrey Steele and Alexis Wilkins.

The rally is hosted by Our Bodies, Our Sports, the nation’s first and only coalition of women’s advocacy organizations from across the political spectrum banding together to save women’s sports. Formed in 2022, Our Bodies, Our Sports has been on the frontlines fighting against those who threaten women-only spaces and opportunities. The coalition is responsible for the rise of the largest, most ideologically diverse, women’s movement of our time. 

Our Bodies, Our Sports has been traveling the country since May 29 for its coast-to-coast “Take Back Title IX” Summer 2024 Bus Tour. The tour has visited a different city every day since hitting the road to engage the public and shed light on the consequences of the Biden administration’s new Title IX regulations, which are set to take effect on August 1.  The new rules flip Title IX on its head — stripping all sex-based protections in education, turning back the clock on women’s rights, and requiring schools to allow anyone who self-identifies as a woman into women’s spaces, opportunities, and sports. 

The rally will be held just one week after overnight vandals defaced nearly every inch of the “Take Back Title IX” bus following an Our Bodies, Our Sports rally in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Photos and videos of bus tour events and stops throughout the country HERE.  [Credit: Independent Women’s Forum.]

At the Nashville rally, Our Bodies Our Sports will have two open letters – one to the Biden administration and the other to leaders in Congress. The letters will be on display at the rally for attendees to sign to showcase the widespread support to protect women’s sports and stop the illegal rewrite of Title IX.

The letter can be viewed HERE.

EVENT DETAILS:

WHAT: Our Bodies, Our Sports “Take Back Title IX” Summer 2024 Bus Tour Rallies in Nashville, Tennessee

WHY: Our Bodies, Our Sports is hitting the road from coast to coast this summer, activating supporters across the country to take back Title IX and stand up for women’s sports. New regulations put out by the Biden administration violate Title IX, the statute they claim to enforce, by requiring schools to open up women’s spaces to males.

WHO: The Our Bodies, Our Sports coalition formed in 2022 to defend women’s sports and the integrity of the female sporting category. Our Bodies, Our Sports is the nation’s first and only coalition of women’s advocacy organizations from across the political spectrum fighting for equal opportunity and fairness in women’s sports.

This event is open to the public. Current and former student athletes and teams of all ages, parents, families, coaches, and other interested parties are encouraged to attend.

The presenting sponsor for this event is OutKick.com. The program will feature Hot Mic’s Jonathan Hutton and Chad Withrow as emcees.

The event will feature music performances by Jeffrey Steele and Alexis Wilkins.

SPEAKERS TO INCLUDE:

  • Riley Gaines, 12x All-American swimmer, 5x SEC Champion and record holder, Independent Women’s Forum ambassador, host of “Gaines for Girls” on OutKick, and plaintiff in Gaines et al. v. NCAA
  • Paula Scanlan, Independent Women’s Forum ambassador and former University of Pennsylvania swimmer
  • Payton McNabb, former high school volleyball player who was severely injured by a male on the women’s volleyball court and Independent Women’s Forum ambassador
  • Coach Kim Russell, former head women’s lacrosse coach at Oberlin College and Independent Women’s Forum ambassador
  • Coach Barbara Ehardt, former 15-year career NCAA Division I women’s basketball coach and current member of the Idaho House of Representatives from the 33rd district
  • Lauren Miller, professional golfer and early in her professional career has had multiple top 5 finishes; gained national attention after losing a first-place title at the 2024 NXXT Women’s Championship to Hailey Davidson, a male golfer identifying as a woman
  • Jennifer Sey, founder and CEO of XX-XY Athletics, 7x member of the women’s national artistic gymnastics team, and 1986 U.S. Women’s All-Around National Champion gymnast
  • Linnea Saltz,  former NCAA track and field athlete from Southern Utah University who competed against June Eastwood, the first transgender-identifying male athlete to compete in DI cross country
  • Kaitlynn Wheeler, former University of Kentucky D1 swimmer
  • Reka Gyorgy, 2016 Summer Olympian, 2x ACC Champion and 2x All-American swimmer from Virginia Tech who was forced to compete against a male athlete at the NCAA swim and dive championships
  • Ava Quarles, Stuyvesant High School graduate from Brooklyn, New York, where she played girls basketball and flag football, and the only high school student willing to speak at the District 2 City Council public hearing on NYC public schools’ gender-based sports eligibility policy

**Mult-box will be provided.**

**There will be media Q&A and opportunities for pull asides.**

Please direct all RSVPs and media inquiries to [email protected]. Press credentials provided on location.

The event will also be streamed live on OutKick.com and Fox Nation.

BACKGROUND:

TAKE BACK TITLE IX SUMMER 2024 BUS TOUR

The tour, throughout the month of June has been traveling coast to coast, kicking off with two events in Pennsylvania, events in Whitefish, Montana; Salt Lake City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Scottsdale, Arizona; Columbus, Ohio; Charleston, West Virginia; and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The grand finale events taking place this week during National Women’s Sports Week include rallies in Washington DC; Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Nashville, Tennessee.

OUR BODIES, OUR SPORTS COALITION

The “Take Back Title IX” Bus Tour builds on the momentum the Our Bodies, Our Sports coalition has built over the past two years standing up for women and girls — creating the largest, most ideologically diverse women’s movement of our time. 

The Our Bodies, Our Sports coalition formed in 2022 to defend women’s sports and the integrity of the female sporting category. Despite political and ideological differences, members of the coalition stand together with gratitude for the generations of female athletes who came before us and in defense of all the women and girls who will come next. 

Coalition members include Independent Women’s Forum (IWF), Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), Champion Women, Women’s Sports Policy Working Group, International Consortium on Female Sports (ICFS), Independent Council on Women’s Sports (ICONS), the US chapter of Women’s Declaration International (WDI USA), Concerned Women for America (CWA), Young Women for America, Independent Women’s Voice (IWV), Independent Women’s Law Center (IWLC), and Independent Women’s Network (IWN). 

Our Bodies, Our Sports believes that taking opportunities from women and giving them to men doesn’t enforce Title IX, it violates it. 

NATIONAL WOMEN’S SPORTS WEEK [June 23 – 29]

The final stretch of the “Take Back Title IX” bus tour takes place during National Women’s Sports Week. In 2022, Independent Women’s Forum, together with its grassroots membership arm Independent Women’s Network, registered an official National Women’s Sports Week observed annually during the week of June 23 to recognize female athletes — past, present, and future — for their athletic participation and achievement in sport.

National Women’s Sports Week coincides with the anniversary of Title IX, which transformed sports by guaranteeing women and girls the right to equal athletic opportunity.

Last year, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney and Senator Joni Ernst introduced a bicameral resolution to designate the week including June 23, 2023, as National Women’s Sports Week.

Click HERE to see all stops on the tour.

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