Twelve-year-old self-declared “fabulous basketball player” and WNBA fan McKenna Peterson isn’t happy that Dick’s Sporting Goods failed to include any women in their latest catalog.
"There are NO girls in your catalog! Oh, wait, sorry," she writes in a sarcastic letter sent to the company that her dad posted on Twitter last week. "There IS a girl in the catalog on page 6. SITTING in the STANDS." Also, she admits, there are "cheerleaders on some coupons."
Seventh-grader, McKenna Peterson’s letter to Dick’s Sporting Goods decrying the lack of female athletes in their recent basketball catalog went viral forcing the business to issue an apology.
An avid sports fan and basketball player, McKenna pointed out the importance of including photos of girls in the catalog. “It’s hard enough for girls to break through in this sport as it is, without you guys excluding us from your catalog. Girls buy stuff from your store,” she wrote.
Ed Stack, CEO of the sports retailer, vows to feature female basketball players in their catalog.