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Brandi Chastain: Tribute to a Champion

San Jose, CA, December 02, 2010 --( At a time when many are lamenting the lack of TV coverage for women’s sports, Fox Soccer Channel will be airing a documentary to commemorate the career of Brandi Chastain, one of women’s soccer’s most recognizable figures. The special will be entitled, “Brandi Chastain: A Tribute To A Champion.”

Centered on her Testimonial Game which took place on Oct. 2nd, 2010, the special includes a closer look at Chastain’s prestigious career, with input from former teammates, coaches, and family members. It is a testament to a true champion, one whose humor and determination have inspired young athletes worldwide.

Footwork Entertainment, LLC, an entertainment company created by Brandi Chastain and Dr. Joan Oloff, produced the special. The company’s focus is to create multi-platform media, with a larger mission of inspiring, challenging, and mentoring young girls. They hope to use these platforms to encourage girls to develop healthy lifestyle choices and become true champions.

The 44-minute film will be shown in New York City on Monday, Dec. 13th, 6pm, at Landmark Theatres Sunshine Cinema.143 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002 phone: (212) 260 7289. The west coast screening will be held on Thursday, Dec. 16th, at 7pm, at Santa Clara University’s Mayer Theatre. Center of Performing Arts Santa Clara University (408) 554-4565

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Reflecting upon Brandi’s 1999 historic penalty kick, former USWNT Coach Tony DiCicco said:

“China had been scouting her, so I asked Brandi to start practicing penalty kicks with her left foot. It just shows the confidence of Brandi to step up there and hit it with either foot and hit a perfect penally at that point in the game, in a world cup final, that is pretty amazing!”

[1] Chastain is best known for her game winning penalty kick against China in the 1999 Women’s World Cup, followed by the celebratory ripping off of her soccer jersey. The image of her in a sports bra, fists clenched in glory, is one of the most iconic images in sports history. She is a two-time World Cup champion (1991 and 1999) and two-time Olympic gold medalist (1996 and 2004).

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Footwork Entertainment
Joan Oloff
(408) 656-7644

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