Chat with Mia Hamm
Hamm and 11 other athletes have forged together to create their own charity organization - Athletes for Hope. The goal of the organization is to ''educate, encourage and assist athletes in their efforts to contribute to community and charitable causes, to increase public awareness of those efforts and to inspire others to do the same.''
The other athletes that Hamm teamed up with to create Athletes for Hope are: Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, Warrick Dunn, Jeff Gordon, Tony Hawk, Sister Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning and Cal Ripken, Jr.
In her career, Hamm won nine championships - 4 collegiate, 4 international and one in the now defunct WUSA. Her four world titles include two Olympic gold medals and two World Cup titles. She also owns an Olympic silver medal and two third-place finishes in the World Cup.
Hamm holds the record for the most international goals scored by either a man or woman, with 158. She also ranks among the leaders in international appearances with over 250. The 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece was one of her last appearances and she was elected to be the first soccer player to carry the U.S. flag for the closing ceremonies.
In 2003 Hamm made news of a different variety when she wed baseball star Nomar Garciaparra. She recently gave birth to the couple's first children - a pair of twins.
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